Written by: Robert Heiblim, Partner, bluesalve Partners Now that we’ve discussed background and foreground on what next-gen audio retailing might look like, let’s cut to the chase – where’s the money? Beyond the bread and butter products in your mix, we see new revenue streams in goods and services that didn’t necessarily exist during the…

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Written by: Robert Heiblim, Co-Founder and Partner, bluesalve partners The recent closing of Fry’s and the changes at Best Buy do not mean the end of brick and mortar for our industry. Today we read headlines about threats to physical retail in virtually every product category, particularly consumer tech. While pessimism about brick and mortar…

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Written by: Anne Marie Rouse, Senior Consultant Mary Miller, Senior Consultant Robert Heiblim, Partner David Kaplan, Partner   The recent CEDIA Expo provided ample food for thought, even if many (most) of us weren’t able to attend. Naturally, when we can’t get together in person for a trade show, a lot gets lost. We regret…

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June is Men’s Health Awareness Month and by most measures, men’s health could certainly use the awareness. Despite our advances in medicine and the broader trends toward healthier lifestyles, men’s health continues to lag. Telecare is particularly well-positioned to address this persistent and subtle problem. Technology services will go a long way toward closing the…

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Written by: Robert Heiblim, Partner, bluesalve partners, Chairman CTA Small Business Council Once again, Axios and other media outlets reported that there was little of interest in CES — just as they usually do. They wrote that the show has little relevance and few innovations that mean anything real. Of course, it would be fair…

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Arlington, VA, Oct 3, 2019 – Forty organizations – from major technology companies to startups – are founding members of the Consumer Technology Association’s (CTA)® new Diversity & Inclusion working group – a leadership forum to create greater access and mobility for traditionally underrepresented communities and foster a diverse and inclusive workplace. “Tech companies thrive on innovation –…

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By Robert Heiblim, Partner and Cofounder “May you live in interesting times.” – an old curse. To make an uncontroversial remark: we live in uncertain times; perhaps even —as the old curse says — interesting times. Uncertainty is a difficult place to live. We see this play out personally as growing numbers of people experience…

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Written by: Meghan M. Boots, Senior Consultant, bluesalve partners From bluesalve partners’ inception in 2019, we’ve recognized the importance of diversity and inclusion (D&I). We want to recruit and retain a team as diverse as the communities in which we operate. We want to build a business culture where all team members get fair and…

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This article originally appeared in the Spring 2020 issue of Technology Designer Magazine: In our world, our word is supposed to be our bond. In our business lives, it is our promise that is our brand. We all say we know this, but in the course of life we also have all experienced the gap…

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Written by: Robert Heiblim, Partner, bluesalve partners Back in the early days of the Internet, I gained a modest following for putting forth the idea that when it comes to working in the fast-moving technology space, “If you are reactionary, you are in trouble.” Nearly 25 years later, this truism is still holding up well.…

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