Impact Lab

Subscribe Now to Our Free Email Newsletter

» Currently browsing: Business

The average worker spends 51 percent of each workday on these 3 unnecessary tasks

October 14th, 2019 at 2:31 pm » Comments Off

  Fortunately, there are several ways to minimize these tasks or eliminate them from your company. There are thousands of books on time management, and thousands more on work/life balance, but almost all of them either nibble around the edge of the problems or pretend they don’t exist. So, here’s the straight skinny: The reason […]

Four years in startups

October 10th, 2019 at 1:00 pm » Comments Off

Life in Silicon Valley during the dawn of the unicorns. The first time I looked at a block of code and understood what was happening, I felt like a genius. Depending on whom you ask, 2012 represented the apex, the inflection point, or the beginning of the end for Silicon Valley’s startup scene—what cynics called […]

Co-working spaces pose threat to commercial real estate market, Fed official says

September 27th, 2019 at 1:47 am » Comments Off

LaunchBio CEO Joan Siefert Rose leads a tour of life sciences co-working lab, BioLabs NC. The growing popularity of co-working spaces like WeWork could pose a risk to the US economy in the next economic downturn, a Fed official warned on Friday. Boston Federal Reserve Bank President Eric Rosengren, who has publicly dissented with the […]

What makes Silicon Valley different?

September 20th, 2019 at 9:30 am » Comments Off

The home in Menlo Park, California, where Sergey Brin and Larry Page founded Google in 1998. Paul Sakuma/AP Like Detroit with automobiles or Pittsburgh with steel, Silicon Valley is synonymous with technology. In her new book The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America, Margaret O’Mara casts a historian’s eye on the contradictions of […]

Thieves are now using AI deepfakes to trick companies into sending them money

September 17th, 2019 at 12:42 am » Comments Off

So AI crimes are a thing now It seems like every few days there’s another example of a convincing deepfake going viral or another free, easy-to-use piece of software (some even made for mobile) that can generate convincing video or audio that’s designed to trick someone into believing a piece of virtual artifice is real. […]

Is death our only option?