Michael Lawson

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U.S. Electric Vehicle Charging Market to Grow to $18.6 Billion

Falling prices and government mandates are set to boost sales of electric vehicles globally, making owning and operating charging infrastructure an …

Electric Vehicles

Ever Seen Something Cuter Than That?

How Well Do You Know English? The Origin of 'Bite the Bullet' and 15 Other Common Expressions in English

You probably think you know where 'mad as a hatter' is from ... but you're wrong.<p>English is not an easy language to learn. Not only do you have to contend with compound expressions (like "make out" or "turn up"), but you must understand expressions that barely seem tethered to reality.<p>Imagine …

Alice In Wonderland

City wants all new residential buildings equipped with electric vehicle charging stations

City council votes on a staff report next week that, if approved, will see Vancouver become one of the first cities in the world require new …

Agile with a capital ‘A’: A guide to the principles and pitfalls of agile development

Understanding the true principles of agile can give companies the ability to work quickly, boosting efficiency and product success, and, ultimately, …

The Coffee Regions of Ethiopia in This New Map from Trabocca

Home to wild arabica’s natural habitat and containing nearly all the world’s genetic diversity in coffee, Ethiopia’s complex history of coffee …

Coffee

How Cities Can Fund the Future

Local governments are far from broke—if they can tap their enormous market power.<p>There’s a huge question facing American cities, and, thanks to the recently enacted federal tax law, it just got more urgent: How are cities going to fund the future?<p>Cities stand to absorb a major financial hit from …

Smart Cities

The Best Mentors Think Like Michelangelo

Michelangelo approached the craft of sculpting with the humble conviction that a unique and beautiful piece of art already existed within the stone, and his job was only to release it. We think the best mentors approach their art in the same way.<p>Social psychologists have already confirmed that in …

This adorable baby beluga in Alaska slurps, head-butts and clicks at its rescuers

<b>By Kitson Jazynka</b>, <i>Special to the Washington Post</i>In a large tank filled with cold water, an orphaned beluga calf slurps and gulps with gusto six times …

Sea Otters

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert

Apple Shares New iPhone 7 Photography Tutorial Videos

Earlier this month, Apple launched a new "How to Shoot on iPhone 7" website and video series featuring short tutorials designed to help users take advantage of the camera features built into the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus.<p>As of yesterday, four new tutorial videos have been added to the site, …

If Trump wants an easy policy win, he should focus on funding smart cities

Two decades after social scientists coined the term “smart cities,” the dream of tech-enabled communities has yet to come to fruition. But Donald Trump’s presidency could prove a turning point for the smart-city movement.<p>Smart-city initiatives that do exist are mostly pilot programs funded by …

How to invest in the resource boom that Tesla Gigafactory and electric vehicles are creating

For those of us who believe that the entire automotive industry is rapidly transitioning from being powered by fossil fuels to electricity, it becomes important to transfer any asset from one to the other not only from an environmental standpoint, but also from a financial standpoint.<p>We have …

California goal: eliminate gasoline, diesel light vehicles altogether

What if gasoline and diesel cars and light trucks were simply eliminated altogether from the new vehicles sold in a state?<p>Residents of one state in …

Smart Cities 2017: Kansas City Is Well On Its Way

It might be time to stop thinking about Kansas City, Mo. as "flyover country." After a series of projects and millions of dollars spent, "“We will be …

Conservative criticism intensifies against Pope Francis

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Conservative criticism of Pope Francis intensified Saturday after his intervention in the Knights of Malta order, with posters …

Christianity

Biggest Spike in Traffic Deaths in 50 Years? Blame Apps

The messaging app Snapchat allows motorists to post photos that record the speed of the vehicle. The navigation app Waze rewards drivers with points when they report traffic jams and accidents. Even the game Pokémon Go has drivers searching for virtual creatures on the nation’s highways.<p>When …

Handsfree

10 hot design tools you absolutely must try

A recent design tools survey conducted by Khoi Vinh, one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America”, shows that Photoshop is slowly losing its popularity among designers.<p>Answers from over 4,000 participants hailing from almost 200 countries prove that designers are open to new …

Getting to Know Your SPA Professors: Todd Ely

Home <b>›</b> Academics <b>›</b> <b>Getting to Know Your SPA Professors: Todd Ely</b><p><i>on</i> July 6, 2016 • ( 0 )<p>Connecting with your professors can benefit you in the classroom …

Graduate School

No charges for Colorado police officer who fatally shot fugitive

DENVER (Reuters) - A grand jury in Colorado has declined to bring charges against a white Denver-area police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black fugitive parolee who was wanted on suspicion of kidnapping and assault, prosecutors said on Wednesday.<p>Naeschylus Vinzant, 37, had removed an …

Judiciary

How Company Culture Shapes Employee Motivation

<i>DAVE WHEELER FOR HBR</i><p>In a recent strategy meeting we attended with the leaders of a Fortune-500 company, the word “culture” came up 27 times in 90 minutes. Business leaders believe a strong organizational culture is critical to success, yet culture tends to feel like some magic force that few know …

New Managers: Embrace Your Rookie Status

When you transition from team member to manager, you aren’t just moving to a higher league; you’re playing in an entirely new game. How do you avoid mistakes? By embracing your rookie status.<p>My research team and I did an extensive study of how inexperienced professionals perform relative to their …

The Dawning of the Age of Flex Labor

The prevailing paradigm of people working as full-time employees for a single organization has outlived its usefulness. It produces excess volatility over the business cycle, resulting in measurable economic costs — both to people and to the companies they work for.<p>Our vision is straightforward: …

5 Strategy Questions Every Leader Should Make Time For

Have you ever noticed that when you ask someone in your company, “How are you?” they are more likely to answer “Busy!” than “Very well, thank you”? That is because the norm in most companies is that you are supposed to be very busy – or otherwise at least pretend to be – because otherwise you can’t …

Primal Leadership: The Hidden Driver of Great Performance

When the theory of emotional intelligence at work began to receive widespread attention, we frequently heard executives say—in the same breath, mind you—“That’s incredible,” and, “Well, I’ve known that all along.” They were responding to our research that showed an incontrovertible link between an …

America’s Great Infrastructure Stagnation

The entire system of fixing old roads and rails and financing new ones is breaking down—just ask Boston.<p>For the Greater Boston area, the revelation of massive cost overruns in the planned extension of the MBTA’s Green Line was déjà vu all over again. Another mega-project, the Big Dig, famously …

Urban Design

What Driverless Cars Mean for Today’s Automakers

The rumors have finally been confirmed: Apple is building its own autonomous car. With Apple’s entry, it’s clear. The automotive industry has opened up again. The manufacturers we’ve become so familiar with over the last century — Daimler, Ford, BMW, Volkswagen, Toyota, and General Motors — aren’t …

Design for Action

Throughout most of history, design was a process applied to physical objects. Raymond Loewy designed trains. Frank Lloyd Wright designed houses. Charles Eames designed furniture. Coco Chanel designed haute couture. Paul Rand designed logos. David Kelley designed products, including (most famously) …

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