Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Corporate DEI loves heritage month celebrations, culturally sensitive calendars, implicit bias training and the like, but actual education about America’s racial history…not so much. The former feels so much easier. It’s like giving up plastic bottles and bags as one’s sole environmentalism strategy but refusing to really understand the climate crisis or make any real personal sacrifice in order to realize measurable impact. The unspoken truth for many organizations is that America’s racial history feels like too much of a downer—and is perceived as too threatening to many white professionals—so they’re willing to skip over the requisite education piece and jump right into surface level performative activities to get credit for doing something at the expense of doing something impactful . The inconvenient truth is that the glaring racial disparities that we still face today are the cumulative result of centuries of … [Read more...] about Corporate DEI Initiatives Rarely Address America’s Sordid Racial History. Here’s Why That’s A Mistake.
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin On January 17, 1991, America launched the most successful air campaign in history against Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. At the tip of the spear in those opening attacks were several B-52s, which launched from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana and flew non-stop over 7,000 miles to hit their targets in Iraq. Since then, bombers have played a key role in nearly every subsequent conflict the U.S. has engaged in—Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria. The reason for this is simple: these aircraft possessed the range, payload, persistence, flexibility, and lethality commanders require to net key objectives when war erupts and results count. However, despite the unrivaled value bombers afford, America has run its investment in these aircraft too thin for too long. The B-21, which will be unveiled this Friday, presents a crucial opportunity to reverse America’s bomber deficit. The U.S. bomber force totaled 411 aircraft at the end of … [Read more...] about The B-21 Will Reestablish The U.S. Power Projection Edge—If Bought In Needed Quantities
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin November is Native American Heritage Month , and a great time to fill in the many gaps most Americans have when learning about Indigenous history and supporting Indigenous dreams for the future. Indigenous Peoples' stories in the US and globally are much richer and much grimmer than most of us have been exposed to. In learning the history, one thing is clear: the west has taken an incalculable mass of wealth from the Americas and its peoples. We can right this wrong by returning land to its historic stewards. It’s not only the right thing to do, but Indigenous land stewardship has significant proven benefits to people, the economy, and the planet. Through invasion and conquest, over 90% of the land in North America was forcibly taken and then sold as the shared resources of the Americas were divided up amongst colonial powers . It’s often taught that the Natives didn’t have a concept of land ownership when Europeans first … [Read more...] about Supporting The #Landback Movement This Indigenous Heritage Month Can Help Mend The Planet
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin It’s a known quantity in the world of startups that your failure is your credit. Please re-read the previous sentence. While failure in most walks of life hangs over those who failed sometimes in career-limiting ways, this isn’t true in startups. Precisely because they’re pursuing what seems impossible, the entrepreneurs who create businesses eager to take us in an all new direction aren’t haunted by their past. Quite the opposite. If you have no stupendous blow-ups to point to, you’ve likely not been reaching very high. All of this came to mind while reading Sophie Theen’s new book, The Soul of Startups: The Untold Stories of How Founders Affect Culture . Not a founder herself, Theen has many years of high-level HR experience inside startups. Which explains why the book intrigued me. I wanted to better understand the culture of startups through the eyes of someone who has long been the Chief People Officer (or name … [Read more...] about Book Review: Sophie Theen’s ‘The Soul of Startups’
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin On October 30, three American tourists were found dead at their Airbnb rental in Mexico City. The bodies of Kandace Florence and Jordan Marshall, both 28, and Courtez Hall, 33, were found in La Rosita, an upscale neighborhood close to Santa Fe. Sadly, the visitors had come to Mexico City to celebrate the Day of the Dead. Marshall and Hall were New Orleans teachers, while Kandace Florence was a small business owner from Virginia Beach. Florence was speaking to her boyfriend on October 30, and said she felt unwell. The call dropped. The worried boyfriend called for a welfare check, and authorities found the bodies. U.S. State Department travel advisories for Mexico include “exercise increased caution due to crime” in Mexico City. But the three friends staying at the Airbnb were not the victims of criminal activity or a drug overdose. Instead, they reportedly died from “the silent killer,” carbon monoxide. A … [Read more...] about Why Did Three Americans Die In Mexico City Airbnb?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Edging past the shortlist of Canadian juggernauts in cannabis, High Tide claimed the top spot in revenue among the country’s leading cannabis companies. High Tide (NASDAQ: HITI ) (TSXV: HITI) (FSE: 2LYA) announced that according to new data recently released by the cannabis business publication, New Cannabis Ventures, the company is now Canada's top revenue-generating cannabis company. High Tide is North America's first cannabis discount club retailer, under the Canna Cabana banner, making it the single-largest cannabis retail brand in Canada, operating more than 100 Canna Cabana retail stores . With 142 current locations—spanning across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario—High Tide is the largest non-franchised cannabis retail chain in Canada. New Cannabis Ventures manages the Public Cannabis Company Revenue & Income Tracker , which ranks the top revenue and incoming … [Read more...] about High Tide Named Canada’s Top Revenue-Generating Cannabis Company
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin President Biden said recently that “we’re going to be shutting [coal] plants down all across America and having wind and solar.” West Virginia’s Democrat Senator Joe Manchin, representing a state that gets 90% of its electricity from coal, scathingly called Biden’s comments “outrageous … offensive and disgusting” which “ignore the severe economic pain the American people are feeling because of rising energy costs”. Senator Manchin had extended legislative support for President Biden’s so-called “Inflation Reduction Act”, laden with pork for wind and solar, in return for a “ nebulous ‘deal’ with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to pursue the passage of language designed to streamline federal energy permitting processes”. But the bottom line remains in Senator Manchin’s favor, even if he was played by the Democrat establishment: King Coal is making a comeback all around the world. … [Read more...] about King Coal: Reports Of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated (apologies To Mark Twain)
(Representative image) Amid palpable optimism for a new cycle in India’s capital expenditure spending, the latest data points suggest that momentum is still modest at best. According to brokerage firm Nirmal Bang Equities, overall capital expenditure announcements in the first eight months of 2022-23 are down 9.3 percent over 2019-20, the year before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Capex announcements, however, are up moderately from April-November 2021-22. The year 2019-20 registered one of the deepest recessionary periods in the Indian economy, triggered by the aftereffects of shadow banking giant IL&FS’ collapse in 2018 and a general slowdown in domestic consumption. Private sector capital expenditure, which has shown green shoots in 2021-22, accelerated sharply in 2022-23 led by chemicals and renewable energy sectors. Capital expenditure announcements from the private sector jumped 53 percent from the pre-pandemic level to Rs 8.5 lakh crore in April-November … [Read more...] about As private sector ups the capex game, public sector is found lacking
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Goodyear and NASCAR have extended a partnership that will keep the Goodyear GT Tire & Rubber Company the sole tire supplier to the sport the companies announced Thursday. The agreement renews one of the longest standing corporate partnerships in the sport. Goodyear has been the “Official Tire of NASCAR” for 25 years, since 1997, after the company emerged as the victor from the “tire wars” that took place from 1988 until 1994 that saw Goodyear and Hoosier competing in the sport. Among the innovations brought by Goodyear was the introduction of radial tires in 1989. The company also developed rain tires for use on road courses; those tires made their competitive debut in 2018 in NASCAR’s Xfinity series and in the top-tier Cup series in October of 2020 at the Roval, a hybrid road course at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Last season, NASCAR tested a rain tire that could be used on short ovals under damp conditions. … [Read more...] about Goodyear Will Keep Nascar Rolling Ahead