There’s nothing that says you have to lose scrappiness and your thoughtfulness regarding the bottom line. At eBay we were profitable as soon as we opened and we always prided ourselves on that. You can get bigger and still instill the same mindset. Even if you raise a significant amount of money you can still remain cost-conscious. … [Read more...] about For a founder mulling outside cash, advice from the world of improv
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What’s the concern? As Gordon put it in her Washington Post op-ed: “It is not clear that [Trump] understands the tradecraft to which he has been exposed, the reasons that the knowledge he has acquired must be protected from disclosure, or the intentions and capabilities of adversaries and competitors who will use any means necessary to advance their interests at the expense of ours.” Also, he’s particularly manipulatable as someone who wants to stay in politics (prior modern presidents have not done this), whose head is already full of priceless intelligence, and who continues business dealings with our foes (or in regions swarming with the intelligence services of our foes). … [Read more...] about Will Trump keep getting intelligence briefings? Who decides?
The study comes as regulators and social media companies consider how to reform social media in the wake of this month’s Capitol riot in Washington, D.C., and the reputation platforms have built for triggering addictive behavior and political division. Its goal is to create a set of criteria that platform designers and the public can look at as they consider how to build social media that can be popular, inclusive, and beneficial. While social media sites function in many ways like traditional public spaces such as parks or town squares, most weren’t designed with civic good or societal well-being in mind, the researchers argue. … [Read more...] about These 14 principles could help big platforms create healthier social media
Today’s presidential inauguration marks the transition of power between two diametrically, couldn’t-be-more opposed political leaders. And according to reports, newly elected Joe Biden will arrive at the White House with a plan to unpack his predecessor Donald Trump’s legacy more swiftly and aggressively than we’ve seen in modern history. … [Read more...] about Joe Biden is the president. Here are some executive actions he is expected to take
“It was too artificial. We didn’t want that,” Luchian says. “We trended towards percussives that felt more organic, to voices, to a sense of momentum. Something building and traveling, but not too frenetically. Some [options] were very frenetic and you felt the momentum, but it was too fast, and I worried it could create anxiety. We were looking for that sweet spot where you got the movement without the stress.” … [Read more...] about We still don’t know what the Hyperloop will feel like, but here’s how it will sound