Welcome to the Aerotropolis11/25/14
Highways may have defined the 20th century, but airports are shaping the cities of the future, according to John Kasarda, author of Aerotropolis: The Way Well Live Next.
The Genius of Starbucks and Howard Schultz
Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, created a cultural shift in the way that we consume coffee. But he also had more early failures than successes, says Nancy Koehn, a historian at Harvard Business School.
Ruth Reichl Dishes on the Future of Food
Food journalism isnt all filet mignon and creme brulee recipes. Ruth Reichl, former NY Times food critic and Gourmet editor, talks Twitter, blogs, and the value of sitting down for meals.
Our Evolving Language
As technology makes communication easier, some worry that it may fundamentally change language. Linguist David Crystal says we dont have to be so concernedyet.
Media, High Ed, and Other Dinosaurs
Clay Shirky has been studying the Internet since before most of us had email. He says a number of industries -- from the media to higher education -- need to shape up, or prepare for extinction.
A Dip Into History: a Sticky Situation
Learn the story of a brightly colored object that might be in your pocket right now, and was actually invented by an accountant.
The Next Wave of Sports Analytics
The difference between winning or losing a game can come down to fractions of a second. Ben Shields, from the MIT Sloan School of Management, and Jessica Gelman, of the Kraft Sports Group, discuss how science and data have taken sports to the next...
Healthcare: Little Changes Could Save Big
Jon Gruber, the Director of the Health Care Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research, explains how little innovations might save trillions of healthcare dollars.
Why it's Time to Fail Better
Everyone fails - the difference is whether you fail the right way or the wrong way. Anjali Sastry, co-author of Fail Better explains the valuable insights that can be gleaned from flops.
Why Automation Hurts Us
Knowledge is now available faster than our brains can process it, but the information rushing at light speed could be slowing us down, says Nicholas Carr, author of The Glass Cage: Automation and Us.
Innovation Hub Live: The Power of You
In the 21st century, are creativity and power shifting from large corporations to individuals? From Suffolk Universitys Modern Theatre, Kara Miller and her guests tackle the question. Panelists include: Jason Pontin, editor-in-chief of MIT Tech...
The Pill that Changed Everything
Its simply known as the pill, but Jonathan Eig relates its unexpected history in his book, The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution.
Government's Tech Brain Drain
Once the elections are over, the techies who helped candidates get elected often take off for larger salaries and hoodie-filled offices. Harper Reed, the CTO for Obamas re-election campaign, explains what the governments really up against.
How Immigrants Fuel Innovation
America isnt the only country hiring highly-skilled workers. If our immigration system is too complicated, there are plenty of other countries willing to put out the welcome mat.
How Mayors are Changing America
Cities often work even when Washington doesnt and mayors play a big role in that, say Jennifer Bradley from The Brookings Institution and Dave Cieslewicz, co-founder of the Mayors Innovation Project.
How Things Stack Up
Great developments can spring from a single kernel even if its genetically modified. Dr. Pamela Ronald, UC Davis genetics professor and Amy Harmon, a New York Times science and technology journalist discuss the current state of GMO technology. And...
A Genetically Modified Menu
People have been modifying their food for thousands of years - but not in a lab. Amy Harmon, an award-winning NY Times reporter, and Pamela Ronald, genetics professor and co-author of Tomorrows Table, talk about where GMOs are headed.
TV shows live and die by Nielsen ratings, but does their data still matter in a Netflix world? It all depends on advertisers, says TIME media critic James Poniewozik.
Life as a Thiel Fellow
Laura Deming, a partner at the Longevity Fund, researches how to extend life. It all started after receiving a $100,000 Thiel fellowship to drop out of college and pursue her passion.
Introverts as Innovators
We often believe that extroverts - those boisterous, outgoing folks at the office - have the best ideas. But if the boss overlooks introverts, great ideas may be lost, says Susan Cain, author of Quiet.
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