Inclusive fashion is the future of runways and retail

From Quartz. Brands behind the mainstream runways and retail shops are often not welcoming to people who exist outside of the “norms” of fashion. However, recent fashion seasons and a wave of new brands have showcased designs and models that are more representative of the diversity of sizes, ethnicities, ages, and abilities in our world.…

What Hong Kong’s protests look like from inside China

From Quartz. Hong Kong protests have millions of people flooded the streets to stand against an extradition law they see as the Chinese government’s latest attempt to exert control. If there was ever a news event to test the limits of Chinese censorship, this is it. Over the past decade, China’s censorship program, known as…

Airbnb’s co-founder Joe Gebbia no longer stays at hotels

From Quartz. Joe Gebbia is the co-founder and chief product officer at Airbnb on why he doesn’t stay in hotels anymore. Watch the full interview with Quartz’s free membership trial, here: https://qz.com/1624716/the-two-things-airbnbs-co-founder-joe-gebbia-always-travels-with/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videocta&utm_campaign=gebbia — Become a member of Quartz, your exclusive guide to the global economy: http://bit.ly/2E7e7jB WATCH OUR EXCLUSIVE SERIES; Because China https://qz.com/se/because-china/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=video-membership&utm_campaign=AllYTComments Quartz is…

Mother of Silicon Valley CEOs on parenting and trusting your kids

From Quartz. Esther Wojcicki has three daughters; Susan Wojcicki is CEO of YouTube, Anne Wojcicki is co-founder and CEO of 23andMe, and Janet Wojcicki is a professor at University of California, San Francisco. In Esther’s new book ‘How to Raise Successful People’, she stresses the importance of trust—at home, in school, and at work. In…

Can we beat the flu?

From Quartz. This week, Quartz News explores the never-ending fight to stop a mysterious, frequently misunderstood virus: The flu. Influenza has taken tens of millions of lives in the past century, and it’s still a serious threat today. Last year the virus killed 80,000 people in the United States alone. There is a vaccine. So…

Because China: When China builds your country’s internet [TRAILER]

From Quartz. Quartz travels to Zambia for the latest installment of Because China, our video series on how the world’s newest superpower is changing everything. Watch the full video here: https://qz.com/1620656/what-happens-when-china-builds-your-countrys-internet/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videocta&utm_campaign=bcinternettrailer We found that the fact that China is building a country’s digital infrastructure doesn’t necessarily mean that the country wants the restricted, censored Chinese…

Ikumen; the Japanese campaign to make fatherhood sexy

From Quartz. Japan is tackling gender inequality with a “hunky dads” campaign. Japan’s workforce is shrinking and aging. To keep its economy growing, it needs more of its citizens to work, which means getting more women into the workplace. Nearly half of Japanese women quit their jobs after the birth of their first child. To…

Get your team to think big | General Assembly’s CEO Jake Schwartz

From Quartz. Jake Schwartz helped take General Assembly from a single learning center to a network of business and tech courses with 20 campuses and 50,000 alumni around the world. General Assembly was declared the most innovative company in education by Fast Company in 2015. Schwartz attributes the company’s growth in large part to getting…

Starting a company with your best friends | Box CEO Aaron Levie

From Quartz. Box CEO Aaron Levie talks about how to start a business with your best friends. For more about Levie’s career journey watch the full interview here: https://qz.com/1619220/box-ceo-aaron-levie-on-how-to-start-a-business-with-friends-and-survive-disruption/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videocta&utm_campaign=levieyt Aaron Levie dropped out of college in 2005 to found the file-storage company Box with three friends he has known since middle school. The company now…

Palau is an island paradise standing up to the world

From Quartz. The tiny island of Palau is a remote, beautiful paradise and the rest of the world knows it. But existing in a connected world can put extreme stress on small countries. The nation of just 20,000 people has seen an influx of tourists recently, but that hasn’t necessarily been a good thing. But…

Scrolling for cosmetic surgery on social media can be risky

From Quartz. Patients looking to get cosmetic surgery procedures are using social media to find their doctors. However, cosmetic surgery profiles can be full of stolen images, deceptive results, and no mention of board certification. Quartz News goes under the knife with Instafamous doctors. — Become a member of Quartz, your exclusive guide to the…

The secret life of kids on YouTube

From Quartz. Kids don’t watch TV like they used to. They’re on YouTube. Children’s entertainment online is wacky, full of surprise eggs, and nothing like the TV you watched as a kid. But the explosion of kids content also raises questions about how kids are advertised to on the internet. Quartz News dives into the…

American foodies are finally embracing real Chinese food

From Quartz. Chinese food in America is changing as Chinese-American immigrant identity strengthens and China’s global power surges.  With China’s economic boom, the image of its people has changed—and Chinese cuisine has developed along with it. Today, New York City is seeing a proliferation of upscale Chinese restaurants that prioritize ingredients, ambiance, and authenticity over…

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…

Eric Schmidt, former Google CEO, 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=videocta&utm_campaign=eschmidt — 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…