A New Kind of Sport

In the Staples Center, the home of the Los Angeles Lakers and one of the world’s premier concert venues, a sold-out crowd buzzes. Hundreds of millions of people from around the world tune in to watch online or on a TV broadcast. Participants are vying for millions, seeking purses larger than the Tour De France,…

To tax or not to tax: robotics

Have a casual chat about robotics and AI, and the conversation will almost inevitably lead to a debate about whether these emerging technologies are poised to replace human workers sector by sector, vertical by vertical, and ultimately usher in waves of mass unemployment and economic turmoil. Now, the basic premise of machines replacing human labor…

Farms of the future

Over the lunch table the other day we started talking about the future of food production in the context climate change, and it got us wondering what kinds technological solutions are being cooked up to address the many disruptions that a warming world could bring. To preface this, in a casual reading of the stats…

How to split the equity?

So you’ve got the next unicorn worthy concept, a new vision to reshape and redefine the very fundamentals of how we live and work. You’ve also put together a team of cofounders with whom you will turn this vision in fact. Before you jump into the partnership, however, you find yourself the discussion table wondering…