Consumption Week 32
My notes from some of the media I consumed this week.
- The car can capture 2 kilograms of CO₂ through a special filter at 20,000 travel miles per year. This means that ten cars can store as much carbon dioxide as an average tree. There are more than a billion passenger cars driving around the world
Tags: EVs, CCUS, Sustainability
U.S. Department of Energy Releases 2023 Critical Materials Assessment to Evaluate Supply Chain Security for Clean Energy Technologies
Tags: Materials, Minerals, Sustainability, Supply Chain, Scarcity
- The innovative design allows the photoreactor to capture photons at high efficiency under varying sun directions, eliminating the need for sun-tracking. The panels are also manufacturable via extrusion of polymers, making them inexpensive and easily manufacturable at scale – all of which could help make a sustainable future more affordable and practical.
Tags: Solar, Renewable Energy, Innovation
Tags: Batteries, Energy Storage, Value Chain
- “Our process is very similar to growing plants,” said Lisa Dyson, founder of Air Protein. “But instead of a multicellular organism, like a plant, [it creates] a single celled organism in a matter of hours. We’re essentially feeding the elements that make up that protein molecule to the organism, and the organism reshuffles everything to make that protein.”
Tags: Food, Agriculture, CO2
- Asia, the world’s factory floor and the source of much of the stuff Americans buy, is running into a big problem: Its young people, by and large, don’t want to work in factories.
- “Everybody wants to be an Instagrammer or a photographer or a stylist or work at a coffee shop,” he said.
- In 2001, Nike reported that more than 80% of its factory workers were in Asia, and that the typical one was 22, single and raised on a farm. Today, Nike’s average worker in China is 40, and in Vietnam, 31, in part because Asian countries are aging rapidly.
Tags: Trade, Prices, Outsourcing, Supply Chain, Manufacturing
- A barrier to Chinese/Indian growth/domination?
Tags: Water, Scarcity, Resources, India, China
- I am all in: 50% more likely to treat growth as the first or second item on the agenda when speaking to the board
- I am willing to fail: 70% more likely to make multiple long-term growth bets rather than just a few
- I know my customer as a person, not as a data point: 70% more likely to build an understanding of customers’ needs through formal and informal methods (ethnography, surveys, in-store visits, etc)
- I favor action over perfection:
- I fight for growth: 60% more likely to have a clear multiyear mandate to pursue growth initiatives
- I have a growth story I tell all the time: 70% more likely to ensure that every employee understands the growth strategy and what it means for them
- I give control to others: 40% more likely to have explicit incentives to reward risk taking in their teams
Tags: Business, Leadership, Growth
- How does the guitar in Robot Rock speak? Because it definitely does.
Tags: Music, Sound, Perception, Psychology, Acoustics
- There is something deeply wrong with you
- You will never be understood by anyone
- You will never fully know yourself
- Nothing is what it seems
- So much of life is chance
- Happiness will never come
- You will be replaced
- You will be forgotten
- No real story ends well
- In all likelihood, when your story ends, it is the end
Tags: Mental Health, Psychology