A COVID Baby Bust Happened, Will There Be a COVID Baby Boom?

In Italy, births plunged 21.6% in December, 2020 from the December 2019 and France had the lowest total babies born in a year since WW2. National birth levels seem to be down around 2-20% around the world. Historically short baby busts are followed by rebounds. A longer crisis increases the chances that potential births aren’t …

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Calling Experienced Product Managers

This is an opportunity for experienced product managers or if you know experienced product managers. Cisco is looking to hire 2 experienced product managers for Cisco’s new SaaS product.  The hiring manager is my wife.  This is a highly visible, innovative, and transformative product for Cisco which will be expanded to cover the entire Cisco product portfolio.   Here …

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World Changers

There have been several world-changing entrepreneurs. Henry Ford and John D Rockefeller created industries that were critical for the second industrial revolution. The US had large-scale urbanization from 1820 and 1860. From 1870 to 1914, innovations in transportation (roads, steamboats, the Eerie Canal, and most notably railroads) linked distant, previously isolated communities. Rockefeller enabled the …

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NASA Awards SpaceX $2.9 Billion Lunar Lander Contract

NASA has selected SpaceX to continue development of the first commercial human lander that will safely carry the next two American astronauts to the lunar surface. NASA is still going to use the overpriced Space Launch System rocket to launch four astronauts aboard the Orion spacecraft for their multi-day journey to lunar orbit. There, two …

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Feasability of Deploying Over 10 Terawatts of Space Based Solar

Zachary Manchester of Carnegie Mellon University has received a phase 1 NASA NIAC grant and will study how to create mechanical metamaterials to design lightweight deployable structures with unprecedented expansion ratios of 150x or more. A structure could be launched inside a single Falcon Heavy rocket fairing and then be deployed autonomously to a final …

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