Category Archives: Weekly Newsletter

Liberty, equality, technology: France is finally poised to become a tech power

pantheonOnce America had an unassailable advantage, an economic flywheel that spun off innovation and Fortune 500 companies like a perpetual-motion machine. Enter Brexit. Enter Donald Trump. Enter their implicit and explicit rejections of immigration, including serious barriers to and discouragement of legal and skilled immigration, such as H-1B visa holders and international students. Read more>>

Is Your Culture Your Brand?

2018-05-14-diversityTake a peek behind the curtain at Amazon, Southwest Airlines and other hugely successful companies and you’ll find one thing they have in common: They blend their workplace culture with their brand so seamlessly that one is indistinguishable from the other. Brand-building expert Denise Lee Yohn explains how companies of any size can achieve success if leaders follow the right steps towards integrating their brand with their culture. Read More>>

The Smart Road Tech That’s Making Driving Faster, Safer, And Just Better

In 2014, the country spent $165 billion on highway construction, operation, and maintenance, according to the Congressional Budget Office. There are signs that some of that money is being invested in smart road technology, alternative energy infrastructure, and traffic management powered by artificial intelligence. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is finally hitting the road. Read more>>

Imagine Alternatives to Negotiate More Ambitiously

Mentally simulating an attractive alternative can provide some of the advantages that real alternatives typically offer. In our recent paper, “Imaginary Alternatives: The Effects of Mental Simulation on Powerless Negotiators”, forthcoming in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, we found that negotiators can actually reap some of the benefits that alternatives offer by mentally simulating having an attractive alternative. Read more>>

Implantable 3D-printed organs could be coming sooner than you think

bioprinterAt MBC Biolabs, an incubator for biotech startups in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood, a team of scientists and interns working for the small startup Prellis Biologics have just taken a big step on the path toward developing viable 3D-printed organs for humans. It can manufacture capillaries at a size and speed that would deliver 3D-printed organs to the market within the next five years. Read more>>

This Scrappy Startup Wants To Save Family Farms. But Big Ag Is Fighting Back

Seed prices are surprisingly complex, but even herbicide and pesticide prices vary depending on a farm’s size and location, and agricultural suppliers tend to bundle products in a way that obscures their true cost. Since its founding, FBN has built a network of more than 6,500 farms to which it offers information, an online store and marketing help—all with the goal of making farmers more profitable. Read more>>