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Big Tech Won’t Save Us • Societal problems only seem to get worse when Silicon Valley puts its mind to fixing them. But there is a glimmer of hope.
MODERN PROBLEMS • A status update on the tech industry’s progress ameliorating the issues it’s exacerbated
Fake Everything • More and more of what we eat (and wear) is coming from bioreactors rather than traditional farms.
Know When to Hold ’Em • Universal Pictures’ Donna Langley acted fast to save the studio’s tentpole films. But, as she explains, the business was changing anyway.
MAKING NICHE CONTENT UNIVERSAL • Langley has a strategy of “super-serving an underserved audience.” Here are some successes.
Rethinking the power of nutrition • KATE FARMS’ INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO NUTRITION OFFERS A NEW OPTION FOR PEOPLE WITH HEALTH CONDITIONS OR ON A WELLNESS JOURNEY
Parental Pressure • Rising childcare costs during the pandemic have sent parents scrambling, too often right out of the workforce. Some companies are beginning to respond.
Reimagining employee and customer experience • QUALTRICS IS HELPING ORGANIZATIONS LISTEN MORE EFFECTIVELY TO DRIVE GROWTH AND TRANSFORMATION
Seeing and Believing • Manipulated images are rampant, and problematic. Adobe, the photoediting forebearer, has a solution.
TRUTH OR DARE • Three other efforts to authenticate images before they’re released into the wild
Young and Restless • The clothing-resale platform Depop has become both a style and social hub for Gen Z. CEO Maria Raga explains how.
FAST FASHION • Depop has become fertile ground for new style trends. We’ve rounded up some of the platform’s top search terms.
The power of play as a teaching tool • CATERPILLAR’S LIFE-SIZE HOT WHEELS RACE TRACK SHOWCASES THE VALUE OF STEM EDUCATION AND THE LATEST IN CAT MACHINE INNOVATION
First Class • A toiletry bag and accessories to help you travel in style
Soundtrack for Traveling • Bheki Dube, founder and CEO, Curiocity Africa
My Daily Media Diet • Pilar Guzman, cofounder, The Swell
Making life better for jobseekers • THE WORLD’S LEADING JOB SITE AIMS TO RESHAPE THE HIRING PROCESS. AGAIN.
my operating system. • STEPHANIE LINNARTZ PRESIDENT, MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL
LINNARTZ’S BEST TRAVEL DESTINATIONS
Disability is the missing piece in the DEI Puzzle • DISABILITY:IN IS HELPING COMPANIES HIRE MORE PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES WHILE EXPANDING THE GLOBAL CONVERSATION AROUND DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION
What I’m Reading • Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft
When 55,000 people find one common voice • AT PURDUE UNIVERSITY, PERSISTENCE AND INNOVATION LEAD TO BRANDING SUCCESS
AMAZON UNPACKED A–Z • It doesn’t matter that Jeff Bezos has stepped down: No industry is safe from the company’s relentless ambition. A complete guide to Amazon’s staggeringly large and ever-mutating domain, most of which you can’t even see.
Masters of Scale • How Chinese sellers came to dominate Amazon’s marketplace
THE NEW MILITARY-SILICON VALLEY COMPLEX • AMID RISING TENSIONS WITH CHINA, A CADRE OF DEFENSE INSIDERS AND TECH PLAYERS WANT TO REMAKE THE PENTAGON IN SILICON VALLEY’S IMAGE.
IMPACT • This past year has been a tempestuous one for business. It’s also an opportunity.
BRANDS THAT MATTER • OUR INAUGURAL LIST OF...