Steve Jobs famously said, “think different”. This is a moment to do so. Yes, it is scary out there for some and while it is OK to be worried and unsure, there is surely too much time for that alone and in general it will not help. While I wrote about taking action in an…

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Wellness Smart Home

Written by: Lew Brown, Partner, bluesalve partners Deep into the pandemic, consumers, clinicians and service providers have been looking at the health and wellness landscape with fresh new eyes. While there’s been tremendous focus and market speed on technologies that enable remote care from home, less attention has been given to smart home solutions that…

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Written by: Robert Heiblim, Partner, bluesalve partners, Chairman CTA Small Business Council Many of us love trade shows and events. Not only do we uncover many business opportunities, we also have the chance to see colleagues and friends, compare notes and generally get updated on our markets and conditions. This year and the pandemic has…

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Written by: David Kaplan, Partner, bluesalve Partners Omnichannel, omnichannel, the word is everywhere. It is used, misused, abused, and misunderstood, promoted as a buzzword and synonym for strategy by experts and charlatans alike. When a word becomes ubiquitous, but its meaning stays open to interpretation, it is important to get grounded in what the term…

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When it comes to voice assistants, there are some troubling issues beyond the simple fact that they were untruthful about listening. ICYMI, reportedly thousands of employees at Amazon are listening to customers, likely hearing quite intimate and perhaps illicit conversations; yet they claimed they weren’t listening. So what are the limits of their liability? And…

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Written by: Robert Heiblim, Partner, bluesalve partners There often comes a moment in business, as in life, where something that’s long been taken for granted suddenly isn’t. The worldwide shortage of microprocessor chips is an excellent, though unfortunate, example. The question isn’t whether your company was prepared for such a situation (we hope it was),…

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While many of us focus on high-performance two-channel audio systems, which are more or less the result of decades of development and art, we’re not typical consumers. A lot has, and is, still changing with respect to the kinds of people who are buying audio and listening to music. This demographic shift has accelerated and…

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Helping amplify voices that are shaping the future of the tech industry for the better At bluesalve partners a core value is diversity, equity and inclusion. As we work to create a more diversified team within our own firm we have been actively seeking opportunities to work with Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC)-led…

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