Cereal is my breakfast food of choice. I usually buy it at Costco, and last time we were there I happened to buy a box of “Vector”
cereal “meal replacement”. The front of the box advertises the fact that it contains 13 grams of protein per serving, and I wondered as the box was in my cart whether they had sneakily included the protein from the milk (after all, it is the “suggested serving”). Continue reading
I recently got back from the 2014 Legal Marketing Association conference, where one of the sessions was a small roundtable about disruptive business models in the legal world. Much of the discussion centered around Axiom, a law firm that eschews the conventional associate/partner structure and that is quite innovative overall. Continue reading
I’ve just received an email from Target, far too late after their credit card hack debacle. Despite the ample time they had to word a true apology, the following is what they’ve released (with my comments): Continue reading
There has been a lot of buzz about life extension in the wake of Google’s anti-aging venture named Calico (which stands for California Life Company). The new company will tackle the diseases and physical decline that accompany aging.
Often, whenever life extension comes up, people point to the great increases in life expectancy the “first world” has experienced in the last century (from about 50 years old in 1913 to over 80 in 2013) as an example of life extension. I disagree. Continue reading
I’ve been on a bit of a sci-fi novel binge lately (I usually read nonfiction, mostly history) and I’m always struck by the predictions in those books, the authors’ extrapolation of current technology far into the future. Often they are remarkably prescient in some areas, while comically missing the mark in others. Continue reading