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From what we buy to how we buy it — it’s all pretty bad

Shopping. It’s even fun just to say it out loud, isn’t it? Of course, it’s much nicer to actually do it, and there’s no better time to shop than right now, November. The holidays are looming, stores are trying to ready themselves for next year’s lineup, so “SALES! SALES! SALES!”…

A little-known startup has taken the automotive world by storm with the world’s first electric truck

For the past 80 years, the automotive industry has been difficult to break into. Incumbents reigned supreme, and startups — much less successful ones — were few and far between.

When electric vehicles were still in their infancy in 2012, Tesla stunned the world by bringing a successful luxury electric…

No Mercy No Malice

Firms would love to have us believe that society’s biggest problems can be fixed as our stock portfolios explode in value

Note: I was not under influence of Zacapa or edibles writing this one … so it’s wonky. Oh well, my blog.

A perfect storm may be brewing: tech, software as a service (SaaS), and climate change. My podcast co-host, Kara Swisher, believes the first trillionaire will be an entrepreneur who…

After decades of stability in the automotive world, startups finally have a chance to compete

Since the introduction of mass-market vehicles in the early 20th century, the automotive industry has been remarkably stable. The largest automakers from 80 years ago are still mostly among the largest today. Breaking into this industry was difficult, very few succeeded.

The rise of electric vehicles — and the slow…

European oil companies are investing aggressively in clean energy while their North American counterparts double down on fossil fuels

Not long ago, the idea that oil companies would invest heavily in clean energy seemed like a pipe dream. As the world was realizing the severity of climate change, many of the world’s largest oil companies donated millions to right wing think tanks that promoted distrust in climate science.


Number of the Day

Startups are working to replace America’s favorite meat

360 million tons: That’s how much greenhouse gas emissions the global poultry industry produces every year, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, per Future Human.

The Future Human story by Andrew Zaleski centers on a startup that aims to produce plant-based alternatives to chicken on…

It’s up to companies and their employees to stop paying lip service to the environment and get serious about the climate crisis

Thirty years ago, McDonald’s and the Environmental Defense Fund embarked on what they called “a groundbreaking collaboration to change the way environmental progress” is achieved. They created a template for business-friendly green groups to work with global corporations. EDF helped Walmart develop its landmark sustainability program. WWF helped Coca-Cola protect…


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