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Why the Lockdown of China’s Hubei Province is so Concerning

An article in The Economist recently noted that the World Bank has estimated that as much as 90% of the economic damage from epidemics stems from people’s fear of associating with others, which leads offices and stores to close. In China, this is being magnified by the government’s lockdown of over 50 million people in …

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Tesla Reports Second Profitable Quarter in a Row, Promises Record Production

Tesla’s stock surged as much as +13% in extended trading yesterday after the company reported strong fourth-quarter results that beat analysts’ estimates. Tesla said it expects positive cash flow and net income going forward. Vehicle deliveries should also “comfortably exceed 500,000 units,” in 2020. The company also said it planned to allocate the same amount …

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Pay Attention to Disney, Starbucks, McDonald’s and These Other Stocks with Big Footprint in China

Disney, McDonald’s, Starbucks and other U.S. companies with significant exposure in China are suspending operations as they respond to the outbreak of the coronavirus.Starbucks said it has closed all shops and suspended delivery services in China’s Hubei province, where Wuhan is located. Credit Suisse recently singled out brands Estee Lauder and Nike, which both generate …

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Remembering the Victims of the Challenger Disaster

The Challenger’s launch on January 28, 1986, was supposed to be a celebratory event for NASA. Notable for sending the first civilian into space, high school teacher Christa McAuliffe, the Challenger would take its crew of seven into orbit around the Earth. NASA prepared a special stream for students across the nation to watch the shuttle …

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Great Words of Wisdom From World Champion Coach

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Great Words of Wisdom From World Champion Coach  Valorie Kondos Field became the UCLA Gymnastic coach in 1983 with absolutely no previous gymnastics experience. She went on to become an 8x National Champion and was named Pac-12 Coach of the Century. In this short video, she explains some enlightening advice she received from the …

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Scientists Say They Can Create Protein “From Thin Air”

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Scientists Say They Can Create Protein “From Thin Air”   Finnish scientists say they’ve produced a protein “from thin air” that they believe will be able to compete with soybean-derived products on price within the next decade. Solar Foods makes Solein by extracting CO₂ from the air using carbon-capture technology and then combines it …

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The Day the World Held Its Breath… and a Massively Important Leadership Trait to Pass Along!

It was on this day back in 1962 that President John F. Kennedy delivered a speech telling the world that U.S. spy planes had discovered Soviet missiles in Cuba armed and pointed towards the United States, with capabilities of striking a number of major cities in the United States, including Washington, D.C.  What is now referred …

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