How to stay in business during coronavirus: Lessons from running a remote-first company

We’re facing a challenging time for our world. Having passed 413,467 cases in 196+ countries and territories at the time of writing, the coronavirus outbreak has gone global. This coronavirus disease (COVID-19), caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2, spreads through droplet transmission, such as coughing or sneezing. It may also be possible for employees to pick up the…

10 tips to help your business communicate throughout the coronavirus crisis

Businesses and nongovernmental organizations around the world are quickly working to develop communication management plans to respond to the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, which is spreading around the world. Here are 10 things to keep in mind when assembling your organization’s COVID-19 plans: Form a COVID-19 task force and command room Establish a team…

OpenAI’s flagging techno-utopianianism exposes tensions between business and public benefits

OpenAI‘s efforts to build an AGI that benefits humanity have earned plenty of plaudits and press coverage, but they’ve also further exposed the limits of techno-utopianism. MIT Technology Review’s Karen Hao published a piece on the lab this week that depicts a company buckling under the weight of its grand ambition. Over three days at OpenAI‘s…

Electric vehicles are changing the future of auto maintenance

Reilly Brennan Contributor Moving from internal combustion to electric power does more than reduce tailpipe emissions: it will fundamentally shatter today’s auto maintenance and service sector. The decline is mathematical. With one-fifth the number of powertrain parts and an almost total elimination of oil (a), the typical automotive dealer will suffer 35% declines in maintenance…