February 2021 Friday’s e-links: From Some Smiles to Minot, North Dakota

Last updated 2/12/21 Every once in a while, (and sometimes each day) I listen to a great podcast, enjoy an article, or see a good video that I want to share with you. I like to think of them as…

How Legos Helped to Build a Vaccination Center

Albrecht Broemme had to figure out the design of Germany’s Covid-19 vaccination centers at two airport terminals, a concert venue, a velodrome, an ice rink, and a convention hall. So, he used Legos. Below, Mr. Broemme is holding a picture…

How Dating Markets Have Changed

As they replace the traditional ways that couples meet each other, onlne dating markets are reducing the role of friends and family.

May 2020 Friday’s e-links: A Cartoon, A News Podcast, Business Wars, and a Disaster Story

My May 2020 e-links include a “Business Wars” podcast series, a non-fiction disaster story, an everyday newscast, and a clever cartoon website.

Two Ways to Look at U.S. Energy Flows

To see where energy comes from and where it goes, we can look at a chart with U.S. energy flows or the alternative energy that is described by xkcd.

Why Companies Care About Color

More than something we just see, the power of color relates to our taste, global trends, our moods, and how firms compete.

Why We All Need the Same Time

Whereas we moved from many time zones to four during the 19th century, now, with globalization, we should switch to coordinated universal time for everyone.

What We Should Know About Gen Z

Just 7 to 22 years old, Generation Z has begun to exhibit characteristics that differentiate them from previous generations.

Are Wages Really Growing?

Although wage growth may be accelerating, a look at the U.S. and also at Amazon’s recent announcement reflects the disparities.

Why Gender Word Barriers Could Be Worse Than Sticks and Stones

Sometimes more harmful than “sticks and stones,” gender word barriers create images of women that demean their professional skills.