Monthly Archives: November 2014

How The Disruptors See Insurance

Mostly as a data aggregation exercise,  saying something like: “If we get enough of the right data we can price any uncertain process.” see for example this a16z. This is only one half of insurance,  however, and ignores underwriting,  or … Continue reading

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The Most Interesting Thing Said In Insurnace In Years

Bolt added that his biggest long-term fear for the specialty insurance market was that it too would face challenges from new lower-cost competitors. “You look at Amazon.com – they’re doing same day delivery. And we don’t get the policy out … Continue reading

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Who Creative Destruction Destroys

“We’ve got fifteen people left but without a replacement carrier,¬†they’ll all be gone soon.” We all knew this company was toast. We had gotten the referral from a prospective client who was the carrier that cancelled them. Talk about the … Continue reading

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From Couch Potatoes to Neural Nets

How about we do no less than lay out the levels of modeling sophistication among humans. Level 1: I don’t understand or care to understand how the world works. People magazine (ESPN for chicks) or ESPN (gossip rag for bros) … Continue reading

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A16Z Podcast

It’s my latest favorite. See here. I work in the insurance business but I find¬†tech news much more interesting and useful to me professionally than insurance news. The reason for this is that the best business minds on the planet … Continue reading

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