Consumer watchdog groups have denounced the pending AT&T and Time Warner merger, claiming that it would put too much power in the hands of too few.
They needn’t worry. Powerful hands are losing their grip. The gig economy, low financing rates and speedier technology have created a more accessible marketplace that requires less trust-busting by federal officials.
An academic trailblazer, Dr. Debbie Berebichez made history in 2004 when she became the first Mexican-born woman to earn a Ph.D. in physics at Stanford. Today she is the Chief Data Scientist at Metis, a data science bootcamp with multiple locations across the US as well as online resources. She is also the co-host of the Discovery Channel’s Outrageous Acts of Science TV show and a regular guest expert on CNN, Nova, and other shows.
Nolan Bushnell’s Chuck E. Cheese, Silicon Valley Startup: The Origins of the Best Pizza Chain Ever – The Atlantic
This great American franchise, and by extension, childhood itself, almost never existed.
You may not know this, but Chuck E. Cheese’s — yes, the pizza place — has its origins as firmly planted in the soil of Silicon Valley as Apple, HP, or Intel. In fact, it sprang from Nolan Bushnell’s Atari like Athena to the videogame company’s Zeus.
If “storytelling” is a common buzzword in the business world, it’s for good reason—narratives make for effective communication. But the practice has become a victim of its own success. Suddenly, it’s as though everyone fancies themselves “storytellers” but without really knowing what a story is or how to tell one.
I’ve trained thousands of executives on storytelling, so I’ve seen pretty much every storytelling mistake someone can possibly make. Here are the four most common slip-ups that turn otherwise capable speakers into ineffective storytellers.
By Judy Woodruff for PBS Economist Todd Buchholz rails against what America has become: a people who want everything but aren’t willing to pay for it. In “The Price of Prosperity,” he suggests that wealthy nations such as the U.S. inflict harm on themselves, even cause their own demise, by racking up debt, having fewer […]
By Jonathan Shieber for TechCrunch So Nolan Bushnell, the founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese, is launching a new virtual reality company called Modal VR, along with Jason Crawford (who invented the Modal tech and serves as the company’s chief executive) and that’s super cool. But (more importantly to me) I played human Pong in virtual reality […]
IN A STORAGE room on the top floor of one of the Smithsonian’s fortresslike buildings, a legendary athlete is playing with artificial hearts. Forty-eight-year-old Rodney “Mutt” Mullen, who revolutionized skateboarding as a teen, first twists apart the plastic ventricles of a Jarvik-7 that once beat inside the chest of an Arizona man. He then moves on to inspect a 64-year-old heart pump composed of Erector Set parts, a gadget that a Yale medical student cobbled together for less than 25 bucks.
To peer through a window deep inside the Alabama footballprogram, an innocent peek behind the eyes of one player can lead to an interesting probe between the ears of another. Squint and you’ll see Kevin Elko. Listen closely and you’ll hear an echo. One recent day, for instance, superlatives flowed as Nico Johnson talked about […]
What makes Baseball a pastime is its story time. Go to any big league or minor league clubhouse, and there is bound to be somebody holding court — somebody telling a story that has half the team doubled over.
In the past year, Apple, Sony, and Home Depot were targeted in notorious criminal hacks. But not all hackers are bad. Pablos Holman, an inventor and hacker at patent firm Intellectual Ventures’ (IV) Laboratory, breaks electronics every day—and he thinks more people should be doing the same.