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Jeffrey Phillips
I recently wrote an article about innovation during 2018, and in it I made some disparaging remarks about Apple, which may or may not have caused it to lose a tremendous amount of market...
    We tied up last year in a neat little bow, talking about how stories define ourselves and our work; waste is waste, no matter your political leanings; and putting numbers from the news in context. “The Gift of Being Small” This article by Quality Digest’s Taran March wonderfully illustrates how we...
    When graduate student Atis Degro got an email about a George Mason University course in resilience last year, he had to look up what that meant. He was also curious about the credential being offered for successfully completing the course: not a conventional degree or a certificate, but a “badge...
    Since their invention more than 100 years ago, airplanes have been moved through the air by the spinning surfaces of propellers or turbines. But watching science fiction movies like the Star Wars, Star Trek, and the Back to the Future series, I imagined that the propulsion systems of the future...
    A giant engine in a factory fails. Concerned, the factory owners call in technicians, who arrive with bulging toolkits. None of them can work out what the problem is. The issue persists. One day, an old man shows up who’s been fixing engines his whole life. After inspecting it for a minute, he...

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