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Why Nike selected a tech executive as its next CEO. The company has been investing heavily in tech and data analytics. It sees its new CEO leading it into a future focused on data-driven, direct-to-consumer sales.

Why Nike selected a tech executive as its next CEO

"Parker, who has been Nike's CEO since 2006 and has worked at the company for four decades, will become the company's executive chairman, according to the press release."

This is one of the most important parts; Nike needed Parker in some sort of capacity after he steps down as CEO for 13 years.

Why

"Parker, who has been Nike's CEO since 2006 and has worked at the company for four decades, will become the company's executive chairman, according to the press release."

This is one of the most important parts; Nike needed Parker in some sort of capacity after he steps down as CEO for 13 years.

Why?

Because Parker steered the company through countless potential disasters, from the gender discrimination mess in 2018 and the Kaepernick campaign backlash to their disservice to pregnant athletes. He didn't just address them; he fixed the problems, wiped out the bad actors, and managed to TRIPLE sales.

Parker is a heck of an architect.

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Live from the International Astronautical Congress

The business of travel

Marking 30 years of the web

The latest on Brexit

WeWork gets worse

SoftBank takes over WeWork. The board of the shared office company chose the Japanese conglomerate over a competing offer from JP Morgan, the Wall Street Journal reports. Co-founder Adam Neumann will lose control of WeWork—but get a $1.7 billion payout.

SoftBank to Boost Stake in WeWork in Deal That Cuts Most Ties With Neumann

Being a big fan of WeWork’s service, it is sad to see the devaluation hitting this level. Moreover, the payout to Adam N is beyond silly for a company that is going to need a major structural face lift.

WeWork is really a true unicorn: a creature that only was viable in the mind of Adam Neumann...

While I believe it might be possible to make the business model work through a greater focus on corporate customers, the governance and hubris on the company’s leadership and greedy backers quickly contributed

WeWork is really a true unicorn: a creature that only was viable in the mind of Adam Neumann...

While I believe it might be possible to make the business model work through a greater focus on corporate customers, the governance and hubris on the company’s leadership and greedy backers quickly contributed to unrealistic valuations.

And now SoftBank will have to live with the creature it helped create...

India's coal addiction

India’s hard push on renewables isn’t about climate change—yet. Quartz explores how India is meeting the challenge of providing increasing amounts of energy to its people while trying to lower its dependence on fossil fuels. ✦

India’s hard push on renewables isn’t about climate change—yet

Unlike the rest of the anglophilic world—Canada, the US, Australia, and the UK—India has never encountered a significant culture of climate-change denial. But the awareness of climate change in India hasn’t been high either. So the rise of renewables in India, which has been nothing short of spectacular

Unlike the rest of the anglophilic world—Canada, the US, Australia, and the UK—India has never encountered a significant culture of climate-change denial. But the awareness of climate change in India hasn’t been high either. So the rise of renewables in India, which has been nothing short of spectacular, has other motivations: from energy security to soft power.

Making immigration work

Time to get lost in a museum...

New York's MoMA has reopened and it's a whole new experience. After the 90-year old institution’s $450-million expansion, it’s now possible to get lost at the new “mega MoMA.” That’s a good thing.

It’s now possible to get lost at the new “mega MoMA.” That’s a good thing

MoMA used to be my favorite museum in New York and now it's my favorite by a long shot. Aside from a few placings that feel designed for content creation (👀 surrealist section), this expansion is forward-thinking and inspired.

... and come back soon

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Stacey Abrams’s Burning of Georgia Flag With Confederate Symbol Surfaces on Eve of Debate

Stacey Abrams’s Burning of Georgia Flag With Confederate Symbol Surfaces on Eve of Debate

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From Our Members

  • I was about 13 years old living in Georgia when the state removed the confederate battle flag from the Georgia state flag. It was intense. It was the most intense racially pitched environment I’d ever experienced at that point in my young life and recent black lives matter activism is the only thing

    I was about 13 years old living in Georgia when the state removed the confederate battle flag from the Georgia state flag. It was intense. It was the most intense racially pitched environment I’d ever experienced at that point in my young life and recent black lives matter activism is the only thing that comes close.

    After it passed, the governor gave a speech at a statewide honors program I was attending. When we left, the building was surrounded by pro flag activists waving stars and bars in a message to the governor.

    It was a crazy time. I can understand how a college-aged politically engaged Stacy Abrams would have done what she did. But be that as it may, this is not good press and I’m eager to see how she responds.

  • The question I always have for any state that still has the Confederate flag apart of it’s state flag is “When will you wake up”? The total hypocrisy and blatant racism can’t be denied.

    Those who keep whining that same tired line “It’s our heritage” needs to understand that Confederacy belongs in the

    The question I always have for any state that still has the Confederate flag apart of it’s state flag is “When will you wake up”? The total hypocrisy and blatant racism can’t be denied.

    Those who keep whining that same tired line “It’s our heritage” needs to understand that Confederacy belongs in the museums. Use it as a proper tool to teach future generations how our country was born from racism and we need to progress from our ugly past.

    So if Stacy Abrams burned the flag, so be it. Yes it maybe a backlash from those racists believers in the Confederacy, but she will be back those who see her as a heroine.