Aug 042019
 

Test programs around the world that use the technology for lifesaving pharmaceuticals as well as for food and even coffee are attempting to prove that delivery by drones is not only safe, but efficient and environmentally sound.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2019/03/19/technology/drone-deliveries-faa-pilot-programs.html

*Drones are a future technology area to study. See lots of opportunity for people with multiple knowledge bases that relate to drones. A few areas are geography, human population density, legalities related to airspace, and the allocation of scarce resources.

Apr 132019
 

Contrary to the public imagination, bankruptcy courts are not where businesses go to die. In fact, there is potential for creativity and rebirth in Chapter 11, the uniquely American law for corporate reorganizations.

“Most countries just liquidate companies,” said Richard Gitlin, a bankruptcy lawyer specializing in international debt restructurings who has worked with Mr. Alix in the past. “We are the best at restructuring the resources, taking the good part of the business, adding professional management and making it profitable.”
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2019/04/11/business/jay-alix-mckinsey-bankruptcy.html

*Really interesting article. The snippet above is just one of many interesting sections of this article.

Mar 042019
 

With Big Stars and Paid Subscriptions, Luminary Aims to Be the Netflix of Podcasts – The New York Times:

“Most podcasts are free, but the Luminary app — set to arrive by June — will focus on subscriptions. For $8 a month, subscribers will gain access to Luminary’s ad-free lineup. “

*Another monthly subscription to pay for? If people start to add up their subscription costs they might be surprised. 

Wonder if Apple will try something similar with podcasts and have it part of Apple Music with exclusive podcasts. Apple has the cash to try something like this. Perhaps you could even use third party apps to access this service that helps you make playlists and compelling content.

Mar 042019
 

Google Moves to Address Wage Equity, and Finds It’s Underpaying Many Men – The New York Times:

“Most significantly, it did not address ingrained issues that, according to workplace experts, cannot be overcome simply by considering how much different people are paid for doing the same job: Women and racial minorities often do not get the same opportunities and they must overcome certain biases when they are hired or compete for promotions.”

*This is hard work and we may never get there completely. It’s important to be aware of invisible bias. Preparing people for future opportunities is important and should be done in a way that enables many people to excel. We hire people to do jobs. Help them grow their careers for company, customer and positive community impact.

Mar 032019
 

3 Lies People Believe About Getting Out of Debt | DaveRamsey.com:

“When you’re intentional, it just elevates your overall experience.’”

Intentionality for the win!

Nov 042018
 

Can You Curate a Town? – The New York Times:

“Curating a town as one might an art collection — or in latter days, a party or store — is not a lonely pursuit. Wealthy individuals like Mr. Resnick, well-funded nonprofits and even corporations like Walmart have begun buying deserted American main streets, hoping to reinvent them with a fresh aesthetic.”

*Intersting. How many geographic locations are available? Can they be made into magnets for people that will then need products and services that must be created and delivered locally? What is the population density or population needed to make a place economically viable? How many places require tourism as a major plank? Can this place have some other major attraction that can bring people to there? Perhaps great outdoor scenery and weather …

Nov 042018
 

The screenshot image below is from Dent Reality.

It seems they are working on some interesting Augmented Reality technology. Someone is going to make something that creates consumer and retailer value. If you visit their site hopefully you can see a video of the demo the screenshot was from.

 

AR in Retail