tech, startups, internet

Q&A with industry leading VC Steve Jurvetson. 

DFJ Ventures, foundedin 1985, has been one of the most successful VC firms. Jurvetson, the J in DFJ, sits on the boards of Tesla, SpaceX, Planet, D-Wave, and Synthetic Genomics. He answers questions about self-driving cars, nanotechnology, and other interesting […]

big ideas

The backfire effect, via comic. 

You need to read this. In The Oatmeal’s usual (excellent) style, the comic explains the backfire effect – why offering facts that contradict a deeply held belief doesn’t produce the desired result. | learn more

better doing

Google’s tips for effective teams.

“Back in 2013, Google’s People Operations Group conducted a rigorous analysis deemed Project Aristotle to identify what underlying factors led to the most effective Google teams.” | learn more

oh, chicago

What suspension?

A Chicago Tribune investigation finds more than a dozen disciplinary suspensions that weren’t served because officials lost track of cases. | learn more

retail therapy

The $600MM finger?.

Shortly after Marc Lore earned publicity for rapid-fire acquisitions as the head of e-commerce at Wal-Mart, Jeff Bezos declares they’re going to shut down the sites they bought from Lore in 2011 – diapers.com and others. The stated reason is […]

retail therapy

A price war of giants.

Amazon and Wal-Mart are in a price war in grocery and CPG, with the latter renewing its drive for “Everyday Low Prices” to double down on its successful discount retailing strategy. Amazon’s pricing algorithm is following them down. Brands are […]

fun facts

The second life of hotel soap.

Ever wonder what happens to all of the unused and partially used tiny bars of soap at hotels? A nonprofit called Clean the World melts them down to provide soap for impoverished countries. | learn more