“Though it is easier for the boss to replace you or me at work than it is to replace an NBA player, it is hard for any boss anywhere to replace everyone,” the labor reporter Hamilton Nolan wrote this week. “It’s true that NBA players have power because the bosses can’t dunk. But the bosses don’t want to clean the toilets either.” … [Read more...] about Jacob Blake, Chris Paul, and the hidden power of the NBA
For one night, though, the players’ wildcat strike–and yes, it was a strike—showcased their collective power to make people pay attention to a cause larger than who wins a playoff series. The Bucks’ collective decision had a rapid effect far beyond one NBA bubble court at DisneyWorld. First the Bucks’ opponents joined the strike in solidarity. Then the other scheduled NBA games fell like dominoes. Over in Major League Baseball, the Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals decided to not take the field for their game. Major League Soccer’s Inter Miami and Atlanta United also canceled their game. … [Read more...] about The one-day sports strike is a wake-up call for every brand profiting from athletes
All I have to say is the tragedies amassing this year have only been made more profound by the loss of #ChadwickBoseman. What a man, and what an immense talent. Brother, you were one of the all time greats and your greatness was only beginning. Lord love ya. Rest in power, King. … [Read more...] about Chadwick Boseman’s death : Here is how Hollywood, the Internet paid tribute to the late Black Panther superhero
Warm ocean waters. Hurricanes draw energy from warm surface water, particularly when it’s at least 80 degrees Fahrenheit or warmer. Ample moisture, or water content in the atmosphere, to maintain clouds. Low vertical wind shear. This is a measure of how the wind changes speed and direction with height in the atmosphere. High wind shear will disrupt the clouds, making it hard for the storm to stay together. When all of these ingredients are present, vigorous thunderstorms can form and organize, allowing a robust eye wall to develop. Large-scale changes in ocean temperature, such as the El Niño–Southern Oscillation and the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation, can also have an impact on hurricane activity. … [Read more...] about Is climate change making hurricanes gain strength more quickly?
Startups like Hemlane and Eden are streamlining property management services. Landis acquires homes as investment properties, then allows tenants to “rent to buy” when the company’s underwriting algorithms deem renters are qualified to purchase. Bowery automates the traditional manual process of appraising commercial properties with a data-driven platform and mobile app. As PropTech continues to infiltrate the real estate industry, the conventional brokerage community will need to embrace innovation if it wants to stay in business and remain competitive. … [Read more...] about Will Silicon Valley put real estate brokers out of business?