Graeme Thickins

Graeme Thickins is a Columnist at Grit Daily. He’s a tech startup consultant, advisor, mentor, and coach based in Minneapolis. He's been published on more sites than he can count (and you don't care anyway). Follow him here: LinkedIn  Twitter

Amex, Apple vie for top spot in heated “metal card” wars

Are you carrying around a lot of plastic in your pocket? Why? You should think about going metal. Yeah, it weighs more. But, if you can slim down your wallet by pulling out a bunch of plastic credit cards you don’t use anymore, replacing them with a couple metal ones, you actually come out lighter — and thinner, too. That’s what I did. It’s not a good idea to close those old plastic accounts, by the way, as that can have a negative effect on one’s credit score. So...

Partying at SXSW for Your Health

People go to South By Southwest for all kinds of reasons. Nonstop parties would be one. Call me crazy, but I went for the conference sessions in the healthcare track. (Okay, a few parties, too.) I wanted to learn about disruptions and innovations in the biggest monster market of ‘em all – at $8 trillion and counting. Knowing there was so much startup action in the healthcare and medtech sectors, I was anxious to learn more about the trends and issues driving all the excitement and change...