Archives for posts with tag: innovation

If you have a couple of minutes and enjoy good music, the video is worth watching.  The technology used with these robots is quite impressive.  I enjoy technology as much as the next person, but the capabilities of these robots are a wee bit concerning.  Maybe Lucas was onto something.  I would love to see these robots deployed in en masse in real life situations…like fighting forest fires.  Until then, I guess we will have to settle for backflips, the mashed potato, and the twist.

Welcoming in our new dancing robot overlords

Source: Boston Dynamics Atlas and Spot robots can now dance better than you can – The Verge

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Admittedly, a long read, but a very interesting subject of how the U.S. and Panama work together to protect livestock.  Enjoy.

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Inside the U.S. and Panama’s long-running collaboration to rid an entire continent of a deadly disease.

Source: The ‘Wall’ That Keeps Flesh-Eating Worms Out of America – The Atlantic

For those of you interested in this level of detail, the linked article has great advice for business owners (especially smaller ones) looking to optimize their Google My Business listing(s).


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Any business today needs targeted visibility on Google. Most businesses know that this requires optimizing their website and Google Ads,…

Source: 13 Essential Google My Business Optimizations for 2020 – Business 2 Community

Long read, but great story about manufacturing and perseverance.

Jennifer Knight ’89 has returned manufacturing jobs to an American town.

Source: Dyed in the Wool | Brown Alumni Magazine

Lessons from the last downturn lead the world’s foremost auto manufacturer to reinvent the production line.

Source: Inside Toyota’s Takaoka #2 Line: The Most Flexible Line In The World – The Drive

Devex, USAID & DAI look ahead to the next 10 years and help gauge the skills you will need to thrive in a new era for global development.

Source: Next Generation Professional

A brief, but good article that covers many key points in running a business including:

  • Capital expansion
  • Employee training
  • Managing customer expectations
  • Environmental impact
  • Competition


The public image of a soggy, disintegrating paper straw is inaccurate, says maker of paper straws

Source: How Do You Make a Good Paper Straw? – Eater

Not the most in-depth article, but not click bait either.  Yes, the death of American manufacturing has been exaggerated.  Clearly there have been significant losses in the manufacturing segment.  However, there are still  many bright spots.

The sector has shrunk, but it remains a significant part of the economy.

Source: Has the Death of American Manufacturing Been Exaggerated? – The Atlantic

As usual, I hope everyone enjoys the article.

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The headline is a little misleading, but it served its purpose – I clicked through and read the article.  It is a good read. It is the second article as of late that I have read that indicates consumers are attracted to contests.  In the case of the article, the contest serves a much higher purpose.  Read on and enjoy.

Inside Walmart’s curious, possibly ingenious effort to get customers to build up their savings accounts

Source: How to Trick People Into Saving Money – The Atlantic


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Unusual is an understatement with some of the libraries in this article. Enjoy.

Source: Eight of the world’s most unusual libraries — Quartz


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