The biggest cannabis company in the world

From Quartz. Big Weed is already here. The very biggest cannabis companies in the world, Canopy Growth, owns over a dozen brands (like Tweed). Based out of Canada, business is good after the legalization of recreational marijuana. “Our goal is to be big and to be successful,” says Jordan Sinclair, the VP of communications at…

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt on why Silicon Valley needs coaches

From Quartz. Quartz interviewed Eric Schmidt about the lessons coach Bill Campbell offers all managers, his time serving on the Apple board with Jobs, and whether Silicon Valley is suffering from a crisis of leadership. For more from this interview: https://qz.com/1593198/former-google-ceo-eric-schmidt-on-bill-campbell-steve-jobs-and-why-every-company-needs-a-coach/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=eschmidt1&utm_campaign=membership-video — Quartz is a digital news outlet dedicated to telling stories at the intersection…

Your next car may be Chinese and electric

From Quartz. When it comes to buying and selling electric cars, there’s China and then there’s everyone else. Quartz News heads to Shenzhen, home to the world’s second-largest electric vehicle maker (after Tesla), to see how the push for EVs could be a model for the future. BYD, which stands for Build Your Dream is…

Can the “immortal” jellyfish help cure brain disease?

From Quartz. Turritopsis dohrnii is a species of jellyfish that some scientists say can live forever by reverse aging, over and over again. In a process called transdifferentiation, these jellyfish can transform their dying adult cells into new healthy cells. Since they’re so hard to catch and keep in a lab, only a handful of…

How Taiwan became the most LGBT-friendly country in Asia

From Quartz. As far as Asian countries go, Taiwan is not very big. It is home to about 23 million people, compared to 127 million in Japan, and, you know, 1.4 billion in China. Even so, every autumn Taiwan hosts the largest gay pride parade in Asia. This year, more than 130,000 people showed up…

Immigrants could be the answer to Japan’s population crisis

From Quartz. Japan’s government recently passed a law that will give work visas to hundreds of thousands of low-skilled foreign workers as it tries to replenish a rapidly shrinking workforce. The country, which has historically seen itself as culturally and ethnically homogenous, has a deeply ambivalent attitude toward immigration, and the new law is drawing…

Meet Granny Sunshine, China’s 71-Year-Old Fashion Model

From Quartz. Granny Sunshine (real name: Yang Guang (Chinese: 杨光; pinyin: Yáng Guāng)) is 71 and still working…as a fashion model. She is redefining aging in China where the wealthiest and oldest cities have a new booming “silver economy”. Quartz News travels to Shanghai to explore what happens when one of the largest workforces in…

Is Instagram to blame for why coffee shops everywhere look the same?

From Quartz. In coffee shops all over the world, the same set of design elements keep popping up. What is happening? This week, Quartz News looks at the global look that’s part Starbucks, part Silicon Valley, and very “Brooklyn.” If you’re in cities like Mumbai, São Paulo, Seoul, Paris, London, Kuala Lumpur, Lagos—anywhere, really—you might…

Drinking wine after climate change means drinking rare bottles

From Quartz. We’ll be drinking wines we’ve never tasted before in the near and warmer future—because, climate change. An increase in the planet’s temperature over the past century is changing the global map of where we can grow wine grapes. Soon, your favorite bottle of Riesling may no longer come from Germany, as it could well…

China’s President Xi Jinping is football obsessed

From Quartz. Becoming a football power is a big part of President Xi Jinping’s Chinese Dream, a vision of China’s future as a respected world power. Students as young as 6 are on the front lines of a massive government effort to make that dream a reality. Quartz News traveled to China to see Xi’s…

Afrobeats is the Nigerian sound taking over pop music

From Quartz. There is a sound in pop music you’ve been hearing a lot lately—it’s called Afrobeats. And behind that sound is a story of how one African country’s music went global. Over the past decade, a new generation of Nigerian pop stars, like Davido, Wizkid, Niniola, and Tiwa Savage have seen the sounds of…

Bill Gates on who should use your data

From Quartz. Bill Gates on how we should use data and when to worry about privacy. Gates believes there is an upside to making your data public. Gates was interviewed by Quartz in 2019. For more from Bill Gates visit our website: https://qz.com/1547609/bill-gates-and-the-balance-between-data-privacy-and-innovation/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=billgates-youtube-promotion&utm_campaign=data-video — Quartz is a digital news outlet dedicated to telling stories at…