thoughts of food

John Deere has an AI lab in Silicon Valley. 

The 180 year old company had trouble getting AI talent to Iowa, so they set up shop in the valley instead. They are focusing on technology for precision agriculture, managing crops at the plant level for increased yields and lower costs. |learn […]

better doing

Decision-making auditing. 

VC Tom Tunguz details his strategy for answering the pitfall-ridden question “What do you think?” Instead of presuming to lecture someone who probably has better insight into the problem, he instead probes their decision-making process to help them find their […]

thoughts of food

The origins of the lab-grown meat idea. 

Willem van Eelen was a Japanese POW during WWII, often struggling with a lack of calories. “[O]ne day during [his] first year [in medical school], he came across a group of researchers in the laboratory using stem cell technology to […]

better doing

How to build a company where the best ideas win. 

In this TED talk, the ridiculously successful investor Ray Dalio showcases how he establishes radical candor inside his hedge fund. He shares an email where an employee graded him a D- on a meeting for being unprepared, and his firm’s amazing software […]

fun facts

The science of texting in modern courtship. 

Aziz Ansari teamed up with NYU sociologist Eric Klinenberg on a research project to understand the implication of text messages on dating. How long should you wait to text back for optimal results? | learn more

fun facts

A death map of Roman Emperors. 

Someone made a fun map showing where 70 Roman Emperors (from 14 – 395 AD) died. Naturally, it’s color coded by the cause of death. | learn more