Building designers today often don’t understand that they have been cheated by not being taught how to ventilate buildings naturally. Modern, fast, cheap design has three key drivers: one, the architectural fantasy that their main professional contribution to society is in sculptural art; two, what the building regulations require; and three, the limits imposed on designers by the almost universal use of flawed building simulation models that steer designers away from naturally ventilating buildings. … [Read more...] about A disturbing reason so few buildings have windows that open
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Do a CT scan and you’ll see that health and wellness brands hold a special role in our lives (and brains). Taking the right pill, choosing the right hospital, or picking the right device is literally a life-and-death decision. Our trust in them isn’t built on puffery, faith, or unquantifiable platitudes—it is built on facts, clinical studies, and true breakthroughs and innovations. We might be bummed out if our mascara smudges or a fabric softener leaves our shirts a little scratchy, but our expectations for our heart medicine or glucose monitor are unforgiving. These are brands we quantifiably trust to keep us safe and protect our health. … [Read more...] about Why every brand now needs to behave like a health and wellness brand
This seems like a clear path to let them let you go, let you chase your dream, and let everyone benefit from doing the right thing. But this is likely only going to work if they are reasonable and if you have a positive versus an acrimonious relationship, so I hope that you have a foundation on which to execute this plan. Good luck! … [Read more...] about Can I ‘buy’ back an idea from the private equity firm that owns my company?
The present day internal architecture of the regulators that treats IT as a service department to functions like registration, inspection and enforcement was designed to regulate traditional financial entities. Now that the regulated entities have turned into technology companies, regulators cannot afford to be so much behind the curve. Technology companies can be handled only by regulators who are essentially technology entities where other functions become peripheral. … [Read more...] about Rethinking internal regulatory architecture
The MoD’s announcement of this negative list, however, need not push up many eyebrows. Last February, at the 11th Defence Expo in Lucknow, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had set a $5 billion target in defence exports for India by 2025. The Prime Minister invited private businesses to invest in the country to realise “handsome returns on investment” and, in the process, make India self-reliant in defence manufacturing. … [Read more...] about India’s defence shopping to go desi