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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.

Neumann to Get Up to $1.7 Billion to Exit WeWork as SoftBank Takes Control

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...

Marking 30 years of the web

China's new place in the world

Parliamentary politics

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.

Lebanon protests inequality

Making immigration work

Politics on Facebook

Shifting Middle East

Team Trump is heading to Davos in the Desert. The administration has apparently gotten over its outrage at the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, so now senior adviser Jared Kushner and Treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin are heading to Saudi Arabia for a major business conference.

Trump admin apparently over Khashoggi killing, will attend Saudi’s ‘Davos in the Desert’

By scouring contract solicitations, Justin was able to piece together the fact that high level Trump administration officials are heading to Saudi Arabia to talk business at Davos in the Desert. The only problem with that? It's extremely unseemly. Saudi Arabia brutally killed an American journalist last

By scouring contract solicitations, Justin was able to piece together the fact that high level Trump administration officials are heading to Saudi Arabia to talk business at Davos in the Desert. The only problem with that? It's extremely unseemly. Saudi Arabia brutally killed an American journalist last year, and brushing aside his cruel murder signals US indifference to the crime.

A bit of news buried in a haystack's worth of State Department contract solicitations, confirming the attendance of Jared Kushner and Steven Mnuchin at Saudi Arabia's version of Davos later this month. Interestingly, the Saudi Arabian government "did not authorize" the US delegation to stay at the Riyadh

A bit of news buried in a haystack's worth of State Department contract solicitations, confirming the attendance of Jared Kushner and Steven Mnuchin at Saudi Arabia's version of Davos later this month. Interestingly, the Saudi Arabian government "did not authorize" the US delegation to stay at the Riyadh Ritz-Carlton, where the event is being held. So they booked 45 rooms at the nearby Burj Rafal, instead.

Biased agenda

Class bias creeps into the hiring process in just a matter of seconds. A Yale study shows hiring managers' decisions are influenced in ways that perpetuate wealth inequality.

Yale study shows class bias creeps into the hiring process in just a matter of seconds

This is such an interesting study and story. Kind of chilling too, especially for those of us who like to think we're operating in egalitarian settings. Read it and weep, or at least cringe, like I did, when you get to this part about cultural fit. “It’s going to seem like the person just has this vibe

This is such an interesting study and story. Kind of chilling too, especially for those of us who like to think we're operating in egalitarian settings. Read it and weep, or at least cringe, like I did, when you get to this part about cultural fit. “It’s going to seem like the person just has this vibe, right? But it might be class,” Kraus says.

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Swapping t-bone for tofu - but does it add up?

Swapping t-bone for tofu - but does it add up?

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From Our Members

  • Alternative protein is one of the most exciting areas in food and agtech right now. Big upsides to human health, the environment, and animal welfare.

    It will be quite interesting to see the potential impacts this could have to regional and national economies in 10-20 years, particularly upstream on

    Alternative protein is one of the most exciting areas in food and agtech right now. Big upsides to human health, the environment, and animal welfare.

    It will be quite interesting to see the potential impacts this could have to regional and national economies in 10-20 years, particularly upstream on the value chain. Over 70% and 40% of soy and wheat production, respectively, goes to feed livestock. What will this mean for countries like the US and Brazil, where these crops are massive industries?

  • Meat just isn't ecologically or economically sustainable, especially for my generation, and I’m really excited that there are more and more alternative protein options becoming available mainstream, and not just in the major liberal cities you would expect. A friend recently spent some time in Dallas

    Meat just isn't ecologically or economically sustainable, especially for my generation, and I’m really excited that there are more and more alternative protein options becoming available mainstream, and not just in the major liberal cities you would expect. A friend recently spent some time in Dallas, TX and feared she wouldn't be able to find much besides rice and bean side dishes, but was pleasantly surprised to find that she had no trouble finding great options even in BBQ loving Texas.

  • I was a strict vegetarian for years, on as of late, have I eaten red meat. I was never able to abide with, was tofu. Looking for a T-Bone, tofu wont cut it!

  • The marketing calls-to-action from manufacturers is interesting. Question #1: are they branding themselves as a meat alternative or just a protein source, without relating it to meat? In cultures where meat has traditionally been less of a focus, such as the East Asian countries eating the most tofu

    The marketing calls-to-action from manufacturers is interesting. Question #1: are they branding themselves as a meat alternative or just a protein source, without relating it to meat? In cultures where meat has traditionally been less of a focus, such as the East Asian countries eating the most tofu, tofu isn’t compared to meat at all, it’s just food. In western cultures, I’m seeing all these depictions of non-animal protein sources as substitutes for meat - portobello mushroom cap “burger patties” are “meaty,” tofu’s texture can be manipulated and flavor to be meaty, food scientists put in a lot of effort for brands like Quorn and Morningstar Farms where they’re making stuff look like meat feel like meat taste like meat...if the menu says veggie burger is that a multicolored patty of discernable vegetarian ingredients or is it a brown monolithic thing like a real beef patty? Interested in hearing others thoughts about the attitudes behind the product because that’s going to be important when getting people to actually make the conscious choice to change consumption habits.

  • As someone on a mostly vegetarian diet, I still hear the classic "I couldn't imagine life without meat" or "you're really missing out." I never feel that way, and on the rare occasion that I do eat meat, I am very mindful about it. Our resources are being wasted on the production of meat, period. I know

    As someone on a mostly vegetarian diet, I still hear the classic "I couldn't imagine life without meat" or "you're really missing out." I never feel that way, and on the rare occasion that I do eat meat, I am very mindful about it. Our resources are being wasted on the production of meat, period. I know that meat-eating will always be a part of the world, and though I wish there were ways around that, there really aren't. But why shouldn't we limit our consumption? Why shouldn't we want to let animals prosper? I try not to get into the morality of it all, because it's an unavoidable truth that animals don't deserve the path they're sent down and how they're treated when being used for products. But beyond that, there is so much at stake that we could avoid risking if we merely focused on incorporating more fruits and vegetables into our diets. People need to focus more on companies like Beyond Meat. Soy-free proteins that have a comparable taste to what people look for in meat is the way to go, and we're getting closer to making these products more mainstream. If people weren't so stubborn about their meat consumption, they'd be surprised to find how delicious and healthy alternatives can be. And again, I occasionally eat meat, so this isn't me even bashing diet choices. I just think we could all do better if we limited our consumption, even if that means we have to indulge in alternatives every day.

  • I have a killer no fail tofu recipe.

    - Drain and freeze firm tofu overnight.

    - Pull it out and thaw on the counter until fully defrosted

    - Cube and toss with oil and spices

    - Bake on a sheet tray for 20 minutes.

    You get delicious crispy/chewy tofu every time. Enjoy with a dipping sauce like Sweet Thai Chili or BBQ.

  • There are many valid reasons people are choosing to eat less meat - be it animal welfare, environmental concerns, health or cost. But I think the main impetus behind increasing numbers of people eating more vegan or vegetarian options is simpler. What stopped most people before was there just didn’t

    There are many valid reasons people are choosing to eat less meat - be it animal welfare, environmental concerns, health or cost. But I think the main impetus behind increasing numbers of people eating more vegan or vegetarian options is simpler. What stopped most people before was there just didn’t seem to be many great alternatives. We wanted to be nicer, we just wanted to eat something tasty too. Now, whether it’s because of chefs expanding their repertoire, magazines or recipe books finding new niches or supermarkets stocking more enticing and interesting alternatives, it’s just easier (and nicer, and healthier, and cheaper) to eat less meat.

  • People should be able to make their own choices . Options are great , but do not force or guilt people into your view . Respect people’s differences