How airports use biometric technology - The Economist explains
Airlines want to speed up the boarding process with facial-recognition software
artificialintelligence  economist 
4 hours ago
How Stan Lee transformed the comics business - Fantastic! Incredible! Amazing!
The Marvel franchise made its billions because he understood that nuanced characters and fan communities were essential
comics  economist 
4 hours ago
Billboards are an old but booming ad medium - Sign of the times
Innovations developed by online advertisers are working for billboards
advertising  marketing  economist 
4 hours ago
Where Your Wool Comes From | Outside Online
The eight Peruvian immigrants who work as shepherds on the S. Martinez ranch in Washington have a colossal job: keep about 4,000 animals safe from predators so their wool can be harvested in the spring for companies like Pendleton and Woolrich.
clothing  textiles 
5 days ago
The Future of Retail 2018: Artificial Intelligence | Business Insider Intelligence
Hype around artificial intelligence has never been higher.

One industry where AI has a chance to make a major impact on profits is retail.

Business Insider Intelligence projects that AI will boost profitability in retail and wholesale by nearly 60% by 2035!

The areas where AI will have its biggest impact are personalization, search and chatbots.
report  retail  futureofretail  artificialintelligence 
6 days ago
Shake Shack Innovation Kitchen: Photos - Business Insider
Take a look inside the kitchen where Shake Shack is developing new creations like black sesame shakes and cold brew matcha lattes
Innovation  retail 
6 days ago
Making Strategy Simple
How do you talk about your business’s strategy so that your employees get it? Well, you’ve probably heard the phrase “Keep it simple, stupid.” And often the subtext of that is: “Keep it simple, because your people are stupid.” But the point of simplicity isn’t to dumb things down. You’re not trying to solve a comprehension problem. You’re trying to solve a problem called decision paralysis.
Strategy  communication  FastCompany 
6 days ago
The Mysteries of Animal Movement - The New York Times
A scientist’s unfettered curiosity leads him to investigate the physics at work in some very odd corners of the natural world.
robots  robotics  animals  nytimes 
7 days ago
Social media growth is over in the U.S. — which is its most valuable market - Recode
There’s room for growth around the world, but advertising revenue overseas is significantly lower.
socialmedia  facebook  snapchat  Twitter 
7 days ago
Chinese startup Makeblock's robots are invading classrooms
A young entrepreneur turned his hobby into Makeblock, a booming business that’s helping students around the world learn by building robots.
robots  robotics  education  futureofeducation  FastCompany 
7 days ago
Improving Ourselves to Death | The New Yorker
What the self-help gurus and their critics reveal about our times.
culture  selfimprovement  newyorker 
7 days ago
Insensitivity To Base Rates: An Introduction
Base Rates: Unless there is a compelling reason or factor to think otherwise, I'm likely going to do the average of how other people have done.
decisionmaking  farnamstreet 
7 days ago
15 Questions that Invent the Future | Leadership Freak
If you want to invent the future, you must first ask about it.
Leadership  Innovation 
8 days ago
Why Amazon’s future depends on moving from the internet to the physical world - The Verge
Amazon’s cashier-less Go stores give us a glimpse at its vision for the future of retail
amazon  retail  futureofretail  automation 
9 days ago
Apple Used to Be an Inventor. Now It’s Mainly a Landlord. - Bloomberg
It’s cashing in on loyalty, but Apple can’t keep raising iPhone prices forever. So far, its services aren’t insanely great.
apple  BusinessModel  Strategy 
9 days ago
Gamification has a dark side
The dark side of gamifying work

One of the most common user experiences of our time is also a tool of social control. And nowhere is that more true than in the workplace.
gamification  workplace  FastCompany  Psychology 
11 days ago
What Economists Still Don’t Get About the 2008 Crisis - Bloomberg
The general public might understand what causes busts better than the wonks.
12 days ago
San Diego hopes to become largest "smart city" in the U.S. - YouTube
You may have a "smart" thermostat in your home, or know someone who does. Now, entire cities are scaling up, too. Next month, representatives from San Diego will be speaking at a worldwide Smart City Expo in Barcelona. Dana Jacobson reports.
12 days ago
What billionaires want: the secret influence of America’s 100 richest | US news | The Guardian
A new study reveals how the wealthy engage in ‘stealth politics’: quietly advancing unpopular, inequality-exacerbating, highly conservative policies
inequality  politics  guardian 
12 days ago
MIT Moral Machine study: how should machines treat us?
A groundbreaking study reveals how we want machines to treat us

A self-driving car is crashing on a busy street. Who does it kill? Who does it save? Your answer will be shaped by where you live, says an MIT study.
robots  robotics  artificialintelligence  study  ethics  fastcodesign 
12 days ago
Twitter Should Kill the Retweet - The Atlantic
The feature derails healthy conversation and preys on users’ worst instincts.
Twitter  ux  atlantic 
13 days ago
Have We Really Killed 60 Percent of Animals Since 1970? - The Atlantic
The findings of a major new report have been widely mischaracterized—although the actual news is still grim.
animals  wildlife  environment  atlantic 
13 days ago
Lessons from 'The Obstacle Is the Way' - Business Insider
5 lessons from the book LinkedIn's head of recruiting recommends to all new managers
Management  lessons 
13 days ago
The Acura NSX Is Made Inside This Amazing American Factory
Inside the Only Supercar Factory In America

Plenty of auto manufacturers are known for high-tech factories that make halo cars. But usually those facilities are in Europe, like Bugatti's sparkling white plant in France or McLaren's incredible speed laboratory in England. But one of the most advanced car factories in the world can be found in America's heartland.
supercar  manufacturing 
13 days ago
What is Bitcoin 10 Years After the White Paper Was Released
The Bitcoin white paper was released into the world 10 years ago today, so we asked some influential people in the space—including the guy who spent 10,000 bitcoins on pizza in 2010—what it is and where it's going.
blockchain  bitcoin  money  cryptocurrencies  futureofmoney 
13 days ago
In Antarctica, climate change is having surprising impacts
As the Antarctic Peninsula heats up, the rules of life there are being ripped apart. Alarmed scientists aren’t sure what all the change means for the future.
environment  climate  nationalgeographic 
13 days ago
Weather will be much warmer by 2050. See how these US cities will change.
America is warming fast.
See how your city’s weather will be different in just one generation.
globalwarming  weather  chart  climate 
13 days ago
The Risk and Rewards of Altering Our DNA – Power Trip – Medium
New breakthroughs in gene editing will lead to incredible rewards — and risks we can barely contemplate
13 days ago
The Surprising Power of The Long Game
The question you need to think about is when and where to play a long-term game. A good place to start is with things that compound: knowledge, relationships, and finances.
decisionmaking  farnamstreet  Strategy 
14 days ago
Humanity has wiped out 60% of animal populations since 1970, report finds | Environment | The Guardian
The huge loss is a tragedy in itself but also threatens the survival of civilisation, say the world’s leading scientists
environment  animals  wildlife  guardian 
14 days ago
More Information Doesn't Mean Better Decisions
The more we look for new rationale to make decisions, the further we are from understanding. The harder we look, the more we’ll find. The more we find, the more we’ll mis-weigh what we find. The more we mis-weigh, the more likely we are to make a poor decision.
decisionmaking  farnamstreet 
14 days ago
The Four Building Blocks of Transformation
How to lead the disruption of your own enterprise.
14 days ago
Why Airbnb will be worth more than Uber - Recode
Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway discuss Uber’s IPO, Apple CEO Tim Cook’s comments on privacy and more on the latest episode of Pivot.
uber  airbnb  Strategy  BusinessModel 
15 days ago
Twitter is now consistently profitable - Recode
It took more than a decade, but Twitter just turned a profit for the fourth quarter in a row.
Twitter  charts 
15 days ago
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