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Winging It: How Larry Ellison Harnessed Big Data To Win The America's Cup

On Aug. 29, 2012, a strange sight emerged on the choppy waters of Hauraki Gulf off Auckland, New Zealand. A black-hulled, 72-foot catamaran topped by a 131-foot wing sail sped across the gulf, lifting first its windward hull and then the leeward one, until the entire 15,000-pound boat was …

Map Shows Entire Neighborhoods in San Francisco Would Have To Be Trashed To Build The Hyperloop

The Hyperloop would move people in cars sealed inside a tube of moving air at speeds up to 760 mph. The idea is to travel between San Francisco and Los Angeles at an average speed of 600 mph. The problem is the corners: A vehicle moving that fast around corners would subject passengers to G-forces …

Brilliant! Hyundai Is Making A Google Glass App For Its New Car

I'm a curmudgeon about shoving fancy new technologies into cars, especially when it comes to infotainment systems: They don't work well and they're distracting.<p>But I like Hyundai's Google Glass idea.<p>In its announcement, the Korean automaker said that because of the limited screen size, users will …

3 Key Marketing Lessons From ESPN And Nate Silver

A real-time primer was available to anybody who tuned to ESPN for the 2014 World Cup draw recently. For those of you who aren't soccer aficionados, the drawing determined which teams will play which next summer in Brazil. For ESPN, it also served as an opportunity to showcase the forthcoming work …

It Takes Just 3 Seconds To Make A Brilliant First Impression

This is crucial when it comes to meetings where that first impression makes all the difference, such as a job interview. From your posture to the jewelry you wear, key details can have a significant impact on how you're perceived.<p>Nicole Williams, a career expert at LinkedIn, tells Business Insider …

The 21 Best-Selling Cars In America

Chrysler and Ford were in the green, but both missed analyst expectations. GM tanked 6.3% when analysts were looking for a 1.5% gain.<p>"An expected post-Christmas surge in [light vehicle] sales fell somewhat short of industry expectations," according to Wards Auto.<p>"Renewed upside was expected in the …

Knowledge Workers Are Starting To Look Like Factory Workers

Just-in-time is a production strategy aimed at, among other things, reducing the need for excess inventory. Parts are supplied only when needed in the amount needed. While it makes a business more capital efficient, it also makes it more fragile.<p>We've adopted a similar strategy to information …

How BluePrint Designed A Better Way To Sell Juice

Zoe Sakoutis and Erica Huss founded the BluePrint Cleanse on a simple premise: Juice fasting should be easier.<p>My friends began talking about a lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and maple syrup detox program called the Master Cleanse in the 1990s, and the variety of juice “fast” diets has grown wildly …

Let Marissa Mayer Do Her Job

In case you’ve lost track, she’s the CEO of Yahoo. Not Working Women Inc.<p>“People are looking at you as a role model as well, looking at you as an example,” Savannah Guthrie told Marissa Mayer on the Today Show. “Has that been difficult to deal with?”<p>Looking slightly flustered, Mayer repeated a …

Google: Most Innovative Company | Fast Company

When Google CEO Larry Page created a new holding company called Alphabet in 2015, initiatives such as self-driving cars and health tech got divvied up into new companies, and Google became an Alphabet division with a sharper focus on internet services and software. Today’s Google, now led by CEO …

The Secrets Of Generation Flux

How brilliantly managed chaos sparks success inside Nike, Box, Cisco, Foursquare, Intuit, and more.<p><b>If Wes Anderson ever</b> conjures up a hipster mad scientist, he’ll look a lot like Aaron Levie, the cofounder and CEO of an Internet company called Box. Levie’s a mess of jangly nerves, topped by a wild …

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Jack Dorsey’s schedule just got even busier. Effective immediately, the Square CEO and Twitter<p>co-founder is joining The Walt Disney Company’s (DIS) board of directors.<p>“Jack Dorsey is a talented entrepreneur who has helped create groundbreaking new businesses in the social media and commerce …

Bitcoin Mining Is Becoming A Professional, Industrial, Nordic Enterprise

Instead, they buy into companies that sell shares in them, dividing up the cost of maintaining what would otherwise be a ludicrously expensive enterprise.<p>As the New York Times' Nathaniel Popper points out today, this is professional cost-sharing arrangement now how many profit-seeking Bitcoin …

A Google Street View For Bike Lanes, Now Available In San Francisco And New York

Want to know just how good your new bike route will be? Check out a street view-level map on Cyclodeo.<p>There’s no shortage of ways to find a good bike route, from Google Maps to a wide variety of free cycling-specific apps. But these don’t allow the rider to follow along and see the real conditions …

This MBA In Public Policy Comes From An Unlikely Source: A Design School

As we start to acknowledge how important design is in how we make policy, it’s high time to start training designers to think like policy makers.<p>At a time when the federal government can’t even roll out a functioning health care website, it’s tempting to think that bureaucracies are incapable of …

Economics

Investor Tim Draper’s Plan To Make Silicon Valley Its Own State

Last year, when we spoke to famous tech investor Tim Draper about his family’s influence in Silicon Valley, he mentioned his next venture would be trying to turn the Valley into its very own state. “I’ve already written up a constitution,” he said. He wasn’t kidding.<p>Sometime today or tomorrow, …

Celebrating FHK Henrion, One Of Britain’s Best Graphic Designers

A new monograph chronicles the life of a multidisciplinary designer in over 500 lavishly illustrated pages.<p>There are few designers in British history who have equaled FHK Henrion in talent, innovation, and accomplishment. <i>FHK Henrion: The Complete Designer</i> (Unit Editions), the first comprehensive …