Napoleon Bonaparte's disastrous invasion of Russia during the brutally cold winter of 1812 might have gone a lot better if only he'd known about the chemical properties of tin. "The buttons that were on his jacket were made out of tin," says materials scientist Ainissa Ramirez. "When it gets really cold, tin undergoes a chemical … Continue reading How Do We Fix It? Napoleon’s Buttons And Our Crazy Problem With Science
Both support and backlash are growing over this year's expanded plans by Toys R Us, Walmart, Target, and some other big retailers to start their Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving Day. Support, because consumers want to shop and retailers need to fight back against online competition. Backlash, because many store employees don't want to work … Continue reading Shopping at the Mall on Thanksgiving Day: It Could Turn Into a Party!
Mike Licht NotionsCapital.comQuick question. What's the biggest difference between our business and political leaders? One group is intensely focused on getting things done, while the other keeps repeating the same old rhetoric. I'll leave it up to you to decide who's who! I was struck by these starkly different mindsets when I came across two … Continue reading What Walmart & Amazon Could Teach Congress