You can also use a stand-alone air cleaner to remove airborne particles, but how effective they are depends on the size of the room. The bigger the room, the more air needs to be cleaned, and stand-alone cleaners are only so powerful. My home has an open floor plan, so I can’t use my air cleaner in the main living space, but it can be helpful in bedrooms or any other smaller enclosed spaces. If you consider buying an air cleaner, I worked with some colleagues at Harvard to build a tool that can be used to determine how powerful an air cleaner you need for different room sizes. … [Read more...] about If you have to be indoors with others, here’s how to make the air cleaner
Business intelligence and decision making
Deselection by investors and current and prospective employees is the fastest growing driver of corporate behavior Investors and employees have significant and increasing power to bend and shift companies on issues because the threat that they’ll take their dollars and talents elsewhere is real. Blackrock’s decision not to invest in companies without meaningful sustainability goals is just one high-profile example of the pressures companies face to respond, and quickly, to the issues their stakeholders care about: sustainability, social justice, and treatment of employees, to name just a few. Regulatory change and legislative pressure are still factors, but non-government stakeholders can often exert pressure faster and more efficiently than policy and regulators. Companies need to invest in reputation at an earlier stage of their development so that reputation can become an asset, rather than a liability. … [Read more...] about 10 lessons from CEOs on how to manage corporate reputation in a new era of activism
Commenting on the partnership, Sunil Taldar, CEO and Director - DTH Business, Bharti Airtel, said: "The TV screen is evolving beyond entertainment to becoming a hub for interactive education and learning that can be delivered in a safe and affordable manner, especially in these unprecedented times." … [Read more...] about Airtel Digital TV, Vedantu team up to offer students ‘affordable’ access to quality education
Amazon Amazon’s core competence is vision and storytelling. Bezos had the vision of selling everything online when that was unthinkable. An even bigger feat, Bezos and his team accomplished something unprecedented—they convinced investors not to expect short- or medium-term profits. While most firms’ profits are reevaluated every three months on their quarterly earnings call, Bezos has retrained investors’ Pavlovian mechanisms, replacing profits with vision and growth. Key to this decision was CFO Joy Covey, who recognized the best way to predict the future is to make it. And the best way to make the future is to gain access to cheap capital to pull the future forward with extraordinary investments others won’t make, resulting in moats, which give you access to cheaper capital . . . and so on and so on. While most firms look for competitive advantage via lowest cost, Amazon looks for sustainable advantage that requires gargantuan investment. … [Read more...] about Big Tech was already dominant. Has coronavirus made it unstoppable?
These people are acting as though asking folks to do a virtual Thanksgiving one time is impinging on religious liberties. They are suggesting that Thanksgiving is more than a family tradition and a food festival, but rather some sacred tribute to the grade school version of our mythic Pilgrim fantasy. Senator Tom Cotton is even using it as a disgusting way to suggest that Ilhan Omar, who fled a Somalian civil war for America as a child, should feel grateful for ever being allowed into this great, COVID-coated country. … [Read more...] about I can’t believe I have to say this, but there is no war on Thanksgiving, just a war on COVID-19