The 7 deadly sins of startups

Caryn Marooney Contributor Caryn Marooney is general partner at Coatue Management and sits on the boards of Zendesk and Elastic. An advisor to Airtable, in prior roles she oversaw communications for Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Oculus and co-founded The OutCast Agency, which served clients like Salesforce.com and Amazon. Pride. Greed. Lust. Envy. Gluttony. Wrath. Sloth.…

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…

Indonesian startup Newman’s uses online medicine to tackle sensitive health issues

An Indonesian startup called Newman’s is using telemedicine to help patients get care for stigmatized health issues. Part of Y Combinator’s winter 2020 batch, the startup launched last month with prescription hair loss treatments and plans to expand into other verticals, including erectile dysfunction and smoking cessation. Newman’s was founded by Elsen Wiraatmadja, Alfred Ali…

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…