Wednesday 07.26.17
Strategy is a commodity, execution is an art. —Peter Drucker


Microchip Implants for Employees? One Company Says Yes  Employees at a tech company in Wisconsin are volunteering for microchip implants, making it easier to open doors and pay for food. The practice raises many questions, both privacy- and health-related. - New York Times

How a Silicon Valley Catholic School Plans to Spend Its Snap IPO Millions  A $15,000 investment by Saint Francis High School five years ago turned into $34 million this past March when Snapchat parent Snap Inc. went public. Now the high school struggles to decide how it should spend one of the most extraordinary windfalls in Silicon Valley. - Wall Street Journal

Scientists dim sunlight, suck up carbon dioxide to cool planet  Scientists are sucking carbon dioxide from the air with giant fans and preparing to release chemicals from a balloon to dim the sun's rays as part of a climate engineering push to cool the planet. - Reuters

North Korea threatens U.S. with ‘nuclear hammer’ after CIA chief appears to hint at regime change  North Korea vowed Tuesday to strike the U.S. with a “powerful nuclear hammer” after CIA chief Mike Pompeo hinted last week that Washington was open to the possibility of regime change. - Japan Times

Amazon to Host Job Fair for 50,000 Positions Amid Hiring Squeeze  Amazon is seeking to fill 50,000 new job openings in the U.S. by hosting a giant job fair next month, where it will be making offers on the spot. Nearly 40,000 of the jobs are full-time at the company’s warehouses, including some that will open in the coming months. - Wall Street Journal

The SEC Targets Initial Coin Offerings  The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission signaled Tuesday that the country's securities laws may apply to the sale of new digital coins. The SEC's Report of Investigation has found that tokens offered and sold by a 'virtual' organization known as 'The DAO' were securities and therefore subject to the federal securities laws - CNBC

U.K. to ban gas vehicles from 2040  Britain is to ban all new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2040 amid fears that rising levels of nitrogen oxide pose a major risk to public health. Ministers believe that poor air quality poses the largest environmental risk to public health in the UK, costing up to £2.7bn in lost productivity in one recent year. - The Guardian

Adobe will finally kill Flash in 2020  Adobe is finally planning to kill off Flash once and for all. Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Safari have all been blocking Flash over the past year, but Adobe is now planning to remove support for it fully by the end of 2020. - The Verge

 I spent 23 years as an elite fighter pilot, and it taught me that motivation is meaningless

"There's no magic formula to get past your fears. . . The only thing you and your team can rely on is discipline"
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