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It's Cheaper to Uber Than Own a Car in These Cities

This week Mary Meeker from the investment firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers released her 2018 annual internet trends report. There were a lot of …

How To Build Your Thought Leadership Presence In Six Simple Steps

Even the mention of creating a stronger thought leadership presence puts fear in the hearts and minds of many talented professionals. What will I say? Who will care? And, more importantly, how will I find the time to write thought-provoking articles or respond to every comment?<p>Establishing and …

Thought Leadership

Lobe’s ridiculously simple machine learning platform aims to empower non-technical creators

Machine learning may be the tool de jour for everything from particle physics to recreating the human voice, but it’s not exactly the easiest field to get into. Despite the complexities of video editing and sound design, we have UIs that let even a curious kid dabble in them — so why not with …

Machine Learning

After Five Years of Leaning In, Everything and Nothing Has Changed

Five years ago this month, Donald Trump was planning a Miss Universe pageant in Moscow; the Weinstein Co. was riding high on three Academy Award wins …

Plan a Better Meeting with Design Thinking

“Sometimes, when I sit in meetings, especially ones in which people don’t seem engaged, I calculate the cost in staff time. I’ve estimated that one standard weekly meeting in my bureau — 50 people sitting in a cookie-cutter conference room, looking both bored and anxious — costs around $177,000 …

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

Self-improvement

How Seattle Is Winning the War on the Car Commute

Despite massive job growth, just 25 percent of workers drove themselves in 2017.<p>Seattle is among the fastest growing cities in the U.S., thanks largely to Amazon’s addition of 35,000 employees since 2010. For all the economic benefits that come with growth, it has also created a variety of civic …

Transportation

Powering the Smart Factory with the Internet of Things

To secure a smart future, manufacturers are leveraging the Internet of Things to reshape product development and production. Selecting the right infrastructure is crucial for success.<p>The first half of the digital revolution was about using machines to connect people—allowing them to share ideas, …

Elon Musk Tweets An Excellent Example Of Tech Ethics

As I track examples of Silicon Valley’s unique political ideology, I’m always delighted to find ones that are short and sweet. Elon Musk recently gifted us with a great example.<p>In an exchange on Twitter, Musk shot off an innocent science-friendly argument,<p>“It is high time that humanity went beyond …

Moon

Heads-up, CEOs — corporate social responsibility may get you fired, study finds

"Higher Highs and Lower Lows: The Role of Corporate Social Responsibility in CEO Dismissal” was published in the current issue of Strategic …

CSR

Toyota will electrify entire vehicle lineup by 2025

Toyota is finally revealing the details of its plan to catch up with some of its rivals on electrification; the automaker has focused primarily on hybrids and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles before now, despite having led the market with the Prius – but it’s going to focus more on pure EVs going …

Electric Vehicles

Los Angeles Is Ready for the Next Mobility Revolution

The city was shaped by the streetcar and was an early adopter of the automobile. What comes next?<p>For a few days earlier this month, a stretch of downtown Los Angeles’s Arts District was transformed into a circus of emerging transportation technology, with companies from around the world showcasing …

Urban Design

10 Phrases You Should Start Saying More Often at Work

If your ego doesn't get in the way, any one of these 10 phrases is a great way to build trust at work.<p>In management literature over the years, thought leaders keep drilling down on trust as that one huge motivator that will get you great collaboration, increase employee engagement, and lead to …

Columbus could be the next startup city

Ever since I wrote about the Midwest last year I’ve been keeping my eyes on Columbus. I decided to hold a small pitch-off to meet some of the startups I saw last time I had driven through. The pitch-off was a success and a company called Wyzzer took first place and the quirky Hopper Carts came in …

The Problems With Smart Cities

The “smart city” sounds like a digital utopia, a place where data eliminates first-world hassles, dangers and injustices. But there are some problems with smart cities, and no one, to my knowledge at least, has pointed them out.<p>Press coverage from <i>Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian</i> and …

Smart Cities

Announcing the Cities Summit at SXSW 2018

We’re pleased to announce the <b>Cities Summit</b>, a new convergence program for SXSW 2018.<p>As the world grows increasingly complex, cities have emerged as …

These are the four questions Y Combinator uses to identify the next unicorn

Over 12 years, Silicon Valley accelerator-turned-seed-fund Y Combinator has invested in more than a thousand companies. Its success stories include Dropbox, Airbnb, and Stripe, and recipients of its investments are altogether worth an estimated $100 billion today.<p>Y Combinator accepts dozens of new …

Startups

Eightydays Helps Plan Your Multi-City Trip

Web/iOS: Travel planning typically includes a lot of research. When you’re planning a trip with stops in different cities, the research can be even …

15 Great Map, Geography, City & Travel Adult Coloring Books

The map, geography, travel and city inspired adult coloring books below are a great gift for any map lover who already owns an amazing world atlas, a …

Before And After World Pictures That Show How Much Our World Has Changed

Advertisement<p>The 20th century has brought big changes to the world. Industrialisation caused fast urbanisation and people’s migration from the …

Will the 2016 election change our thinking on cities?

Acting locally in the wake of national upheaval<p>In the past week, one of the most astute post-election explainers was an essay on Cracked using examples from three movies—<i>The Hunger Games, Star Wars, Braveheart</i>—to help explain why the 2016 election was not about Republicans vs. Democrats, but really …

Pittsburgh seeks to subvert market economics (again)

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto often fancies himself as a devotee of the late Jane Jacobs, the iconic scholar of the mid-20th century who turned “urban …

Urbanism

From Vandals to Vanguards: Saigon’s Graffiti Artists Take on Fine Art Venues

Details<p>Written by Brian Letwin and Hung Nguyen.<p>This weekend, as Saigon’s street artists converge upon The Factory Contemporary Arts Center for a …

Honest Museum Audio Tour

Here it is, the “Mona Lisa.” You woke up early for this. You waited in line for almost an hour. You’re now surrounded by seventy people, all trying to catch a glimpse of it. One of them just elbowed you while taking a photograph of it. It’s behind a lot of glass. It’s not very big. What I’m trying …

Moon Phases Watercolor Art Prints - Set of 5 Lunar Phases Prints - Moon Chart Posters - Mancave Decor Modern Gift

Set of 5 Moon Phases Watercolor Art Prints. You are purchasing 5 prints.<p>*** UNFRAMED Paper Print: For Paper print, each print uses archival Epson pigment inks on Premium matte paper. This specialized paper is for professional photographers and fine art prints.<p>*** UNSTRETCHED / UNFRAMED CANVAS: For …

New York City Skyline, NYC Cityscape Art Print (906)

Description<p>New York City Skyline, art print<p>Frame/Matte not included. Superior quality semi-matte 240gsm paper. Specially coated surface enhances the color depth of the Ultrachrome inks. Lifetime fade resistance guarantee. Actual colors may vary slightly due to monitor settings.<p>For BOX CANVAS and …

Flying cars are closer than you think

Marc Andreessen | Co-founder, Andreessen Horowitz<p>Marc Andreessen may be the most dedicated optimist in Silicon Valley. During a year when the public’s attention was often focused on international conflict, mass shootings, and a bitter election, the co-founder of venture capital firm Andreessen …

The UK is ill-prepared for the fourth industrial revolution, manufacturers warn

The UK is ill-prepared for the next industrial revolution, in which it is claimed robots and artificial intelligence will make millions of jobs obsolete, manufacturers have warned.<p>Research conducted by the trade organisation EEF found that, while 42pc of manufacturers believe they “have a good …

Manufacturing

Nine Business Books To Read In 2016

<b>Nine Business Books To Read In 2016 by Natalie White, Stanford Business</b><p>What is the best business book you have read? Stanford GSB alumni share their …

How to Organize Your Entire Life with Trello

Trello is an awesome project management tool that makes collaboration easy and, dare I say, even fun. But this visual list tool can do so much more, …