Humanity has been learning astrophysics’ hard lessons for tens of thousands of years: From first being flummoxed by eclipses of the Sun and Moon to the inexplicable movements of the celestial sphere. But despite the mind-boggling equations, a few basic truths can be gleaned from the often cryptic realm of astrophysics.astrophysicist astrophysics comet cosmos dark Earth matter notes Tyson years
The latest International Monetary Fund estimations of global economic growth include a down grading of British GDP growth from 2 % to 1.7%, largely driven by continued uncertainty over what the Brexit deal is going to be.
The International Monetary Fund has downgraded its forecast for Britain’s economy, describing its recent performance as “tepid”.Brexit economic forecast fund IMF International matter monetary prediction uncertainty
One of the worries about the election of President Trump was, among trade economists at least, that the campaign rhetoric needed to be taken seriously over such matters as Nafta. The idea that the US would pull out of it was so absurd, given the level of economic integration there is as a result of it, that no one could quite believe that it would happen.agreement deficit economists goal idea Made matter President trade Trump
Sixty nine percent of U.S. entrepreneurs start their businesses at home, and cash flow trouble is the reason for 82 percent of failed businesses. The National Venture Capital Association has revealed 75 percent of venture money goes to California, New York and Massachusetts.capital entrepreneurs investors matter pitch small startups states trouble video
After General Electric fired CEO Mark Fields after less than three years on the job, The New York Times observed “the unquestioned power and perks, the imperviousness to criticism from the likes of shareholders, and the outsize public profile that once automatically came with the corner office have gone the way of the typewriter and the Dictaphone.” Also gone the way of those corporate dinosaurs according to the paper?
Sure it's important to build spaces that encourage collaboration like GE did, just like there’s nothing objectively wrong with buying growth by acquiring entrepreneurial companies that have innovated in markets you want to reach like Walmart with Jet.com and Bonobos.companies entrepreneurial fail growth influence innovation leaders matter mindset recreate
This episode of the a16z Podcast takes us on a quick tour through the themes of economics/historian/journalist Marc Levinson‘s books — from An Extraordinary Time, on the end of the postwar boom and the return of the ordinary economy; to The Great A&P, on retail and the struggle for small business in America; all the way through to The Box, on how the shipping container made the world smaller and the world economy bigger. Maybe it’s just a matter of managing our expectations — or resetting our clock for when the new normal begins… and ends.a16z economy episode improvement Levinson matter podcast quick retail takes
While it is important to understand your personal metrics, mostly as a means of improving your use of time, and to develop an ongoing improvement process.
No matter how bright and rosy things appear at any time during the cycle, it is important to confirm and validate.buying closing decision gather habits matter metrics outcome sale things
Given how many hours I’ve put into Destiny, it seems a little odd that the game will end with a whimper, not a bang. And what that means is that I’m saying goodbye to the Guardians I’ve spent a few years with for good, effectively, given that there’s no cross-system transfer in place.achievement character destiny Game gear Guardian matter play PS4 Xbox
No matter who you define it, the important thing to remember is that experiences lie in the value of the beholder. All too frequently, moments that matter are solved for by technology, creativity and greenlit from a distant perspective that is probably out of touch with what people want or desire to experience.analyst Brian define design engagement experiences future matter memories moments