Before WeWork, Who Was Adam Neumann? | Foundering: Ep. 1

From Bloomberg. Subscribe to Foundering on: Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/foundering/id1161880916 Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/6hETi9oBd26vc0bRgXYN5W Episode 1: Capitalist Kibbutz Foundering is a serialized podcast from the journalists at Bloomberg Technology. Each season, Foundering brings you inside a different high-stakes drama from Silicon Valley, where its companies are wielding unprecedented capital and power. For more Bloomberg Podcasts, visit http://www.bloomberg.com/podcasts 00:00…

The Electric Pickup Truck War Is Here

From Bloomberg. The electrification of the pickup truck, America’s most beloved automobile, could finally jolt EVs fully into the U.S. mainstream. It also promises a huge payday for the companies that can make them affordable. The players in this potentially lucrative market aren’t just the traditional, deep-pocketed automakers, mind you: there’s a batch of well-funded…

The First Look at Boom’s Supersonic Plane

From Bloomberg. It’s been almost 20 years since the Concorde was retired, putting an end to commercial supersonic flight for the very rich. But out in Colorado, the startup Boom Technology has raised $160 million in its quest to build a replacement, one that should be cheaper, more comfortable and able to fly more routes.…

Dawn of the Space Plane

From Bloomberg. For decades, humans have been trying to make a plane that can reach space and return to Earth by way of a runway. Space shuttles aside, only now is the dawn of the space plane finally upon us. In this episode, Ashlee Vance reports on a New Zealand company that has built its…

Your Next Ride Could Be This 3D-Printed Bus

From Bloomberg. When 3D printing first appeared, it may have seemed like a fad–something to keep garage hobbyists busy. But over the past few years, it’s become a mainstream manufacturing process. Now, an independent automaker called Local Motors is applying the technology to cars, using 3D printing to make the chassis of its autonomous, electric…

One Man’s Plan to Revolutionize Electric Cars and Elections

From Bloomberg. After almost 13 years in development, Arcimoto’s three-wheeled electric vehicles had finally started rolling off the production line. But shortly after the first 100 were made, the coronavirus shut down production. While the company has adapted its green vision to our new pandemic reality, its founder has his eyes on fixing another intractable…

How Singapore Built a Stable Society

From Bloomberg. Singapore suffered from race riots sparked by deep political and economic differences in 1964, tensions that contributed to the decision to separate from Malaysia in 1965. To avoid the mistakes of the past, the Singaporean government entrenched multiracialism in its major national policies, from education, housing, politics to community development. These policies have…

How Trump’s Attorney General Thrives in Chaos

From Bloomberg. Unlike other Trump administration appointees who didn’t last, William Barr has turned each crisis into an opportunity. QuickTake by Bloomberg looks at why the U.S. attorney general returned to government after more than two decades away, and how he may shape the outcome of the upcoming presidential election. Video by Henry Baker #Politics…

This Fight is More Normal Than You Think

From Bloomberg. For many around the world and especially in America, removing statues that honor historical figures has become a flashpoint in the reckoning over racial injustice. Many view these aesthetic representations of men like Robert E. Lee or Christopher Columbus as honoring a racist traitor and a mass-murderer, while some see them as reminders…

Black Wall Street’s Tragedy Didn’t End in 1921

From Bloomberg. On May 31, 1921, the entire Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was destroyed and hundreds of its Black residents were murdered by a White mob. The massacre and the destruction of the prosperous enclave, dubbed “Black Wall Street,” was the single largest incident of racial violence in American history. While the neighborhood was…

This Controversial New Law Could Save Your Life

From Bloomberg. As an architect of the Green New Deal, Rhiana Gunn-Wright wanted to change how we see the warming world. Her strategy relied on the idea that environmental issues aren’t distant, esoteric concepts, but instead are interconnected with everyday issues that impact people’s lives, from housing to Covid-19. #BloombergGreen #GameChangers #GreenNewDeal ——– Like this…

Why The Police and Military Starting Looking Alike

From Bloomberg. Everyone knows the analogy. Throw a frog into boiling water and it jumps right out. But place it in a pot of cool water and slowly raise the heat— the frog won’t know what happened until it’s too late. Experts on U.S. policing say that when it comes to the widespread militarization of…

How Power is Finally Coming to Rural Africa

From Bloomberg. A rural village in Kenya might not be the first place you’d expect to find electric motorcycles, internet service and thriving local businesses, but a solar-powered mini-grid is making it all possible. U.S.-based energy startup Powerhive is on a mission to supply clean power to rural communities around the world, bringing economic opportunity…

Antifa Is Older Than You Might Think

From Bloomberg. As white supremacist and other extreme right wing groups continue to grow, so too has an aggressive effort to defeat them. In the U.S., racist and sometimes violent supporters of President Donald Trump are often met, and overwhelmed, by groups of anti-fascists, some of whom refer to themselves as Antifa. Occasionally engaging in…

Foundering: The WeWork Story | Podcast Q&A

From Bloomberg. Listen to Foundering on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/foundering/id1161880916 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6hETi9oBd26vc0bRgXYN5W Pocket Cast: https://pca.st/NZKX Ellen Huet and Shawn Wen spent months diving into the meteoric rise — and fall — of WeWork and its founder Adam Neumann. Join the hosts of Foundering and some very special guests to hear more about the podcast from Bloomberg…

A City Built on Water Is Running Out of It

From Bloomberg. Mexico City was built on an ancient lake and gets more rain than London, but it’s still running out of water. For millions of its poorest residents, getting enough is a daily challenge. To solve this critical problem, Social enterprise project Isla Urbana is capitalizing on the city’s abundant rainfall with home-harvesting systems…

The Murder That Exposed The U.K. Police

From Bloomberg. It’s been dubbed “the murder that changed a nation”. In 1993, Stephen Lawrence, a Black British teenager, became the victim of an unprovoked racist attack. The subsequent legal battle, which spanned more than 20 years, uncovered a legacy of institutional racism within the Metropolitan Police, leaving a lasting mark on the British conscience.…

The Ex-Tesla Executive Electrifying Mass Transit

From Bloomberg. When it comes to sustainability, reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a top line item. But while the general public focuses on electric cars like Tesla’s Model 3, clean energy startup Proterra is leading the charge to electrify buses and large vehicles across America. #BloombergGreen #MassTransit #ElectricVehicles ——– Like this video? Subscribe to Bloomberg…