As we ponder the future of humanity in our hyperconnected world, we must remember that each one of us is a generator and arbiter of data.
In this rarely-seen side of the gig economy, we follow Taobao model Pin’er through a fairly typical 13-hour work day.
If condom companies can advertise on Facebook and Viagra can plaster ads all over mainstream television, why are sexual health companies that champion women and non-binary folks penalized unfairly?
Symmetry has the unusual distinction that it is fundamental both to the way the world works and to the extent to which we are capable of understanding it.
The oil boom, the rise of microelectronics, and a stint in venture capital all led to Carlota finding her tribe: fellow thinkers making sense of market transformations. Here’s how it happened.
Bessie Schwarz went from selling solar system maps at the Discovery Channel Store to a scientist equipping the World Bank with flood vulnerability data that has the potential to protect millions of vulnerable people.
For most people, finance is at best something to be tolerated, endured. Avoided when possible.
A mid-century example of viral marketing, Paint by Numbers was also an accidental object lesson in creativity and ownership.
The trouble with math is not, after all, the equations, or the computations. It’s the feelings it engenders.
Can AlphaGo teach us anything substantive about financial markets? The principles of the financial markets are more qualitative and mysterious than games. Still, there are rules. And parameters. And these can be learned.
Our inaugural event brought finance and literature together with four extraordinary authors reading about what work means today – and what it might mean tomorrow.
Mark Zuckerberg is experiencing his ‘Frankenstein moment’ but this analogy detracts our attention from the most significant matter at hand: the future regulation of social media.
Space is at a premium in the subway. Ads are a reality. So why are we all so bent out of shape over the PolicyGenius ads?
The greater the amount of information that circulates, the more we rely on so-called reputational devices to evaluate it.
A rare peek at the solitary life of a lighthouse keeper, whose work will soon be completely replaced by automation.
To some people, batteries are used to power electronics. To others, they’re the next wave of transportation. To some, they’re for strapping to your face to reach hitherto unparalleled levels of mental capacity.
From company towns to the gig economy, ways of thinking about our relationship with work are shifting.