Ben Horowitz On What Leaders Get Wrong About Corporate Culture

So you have a new book, “What You Do Is Who You Are,” and you do a great job of defining what corporate culture really is and what it isn’t. Can you help me understand that? Sure and this was a struggle that I had as CEO because everybody is like, “Ben, pay attention to…

Why Marines Train Inside A Tear Gas Chamber In Boot Camp

Instructor: Gas, gas, gas! Narrator: These Marine recruits are being exposed to CS gas, more commonly known as tear gas… to experience its effects and to know how to properly use a gas mask. Antonio Garay: Gas chamber’s important because it builds confidence. Confidence in the gear, confidence in the drill instructors, and then confidence…

Inside Dubai’s VIP Private Terminal For The Superrich

MetroNap computer: Energy pod activated. Enjoy your MetroNap. [laughing] Rachel Hosie: Getting a workout in before I fly. Hey, it’s Rachel! And today we are at Dubai’s VIP private terminal through which the really wealthy visitors to the Dubai Airshow would have traveled. Jetex offers a bespoke flying experience for the superrich. On average, the…

6 Ways Evolution Screwed Us Over

Millions of years ago, wisdom teeth were dead useful. Those hefty molars helped us grind up fibrous veggies. Then, around 1 million to 2 million years ago, we invented cooking, which softened food so we didn’t need to chew as much. That put wisdom teeth out of a job. Around 10,000 years ago, we began…

How Tesla’s Cybertruck Stacks Up Against The Rivian R1T Electric Truck

Tesla’s Cybertruck is out, in at least an early version, anyway. Given the Cybertruck’s revolutionary design, it feels like we’re in a new era for utility vehicles. While Tesla would probably like buyers to feel as if the Cybertruck is the only choice, it has real competition in the electric-truck space: Amazon-backed Rivian’s much-anticipated R1T.…

The Rise And Fall Of Juicy Couture

Irene Kim: Juicy Couture was an iconic part of early 2000s fashion. Its velour tracksuits and matching oversized bags were everything and everywhere. But Juicy went from making $605 million in sales at its peak in 2008 to being sold for less than a third of that five years later. So, what happened? Juicy’s story…

How Marine Recruits Are Trained To Fight With Bayonets

These Marine Corps recruits are fighting with pugil sticks used to simulate hand-to-hand combat with bayonets. Instructor: You suck! Strip and go to the penalty box, now. That’s what I’m talking about! Recruit: Aye, aye, sir! Instructor: That’s what I’m talking about! Recruit: Aye, aye, sir! Instructor: Run away! Narrator: Here at the Marine Corps…

Watch Tesla Unveil Its Pickup Truck In Under 6 Minutes

Elon Musk: Trucks have been the same for a very long time. We need something different. Audience member: Go cyber! Musk: And we need sustainable energy now. So, I present to you: the Cybertruck. [audience cheers] Doesn’t look like anything else. [audience laughs] The functionality I’m gonna describe is within a space that is less…

Why Fleas Are So Hard To Kill

The Black Death was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history. Between 1347 and 1351, it wiped out 30% to 50% of the entire population of Europe. And if there’s one animal to blame, it’s likely infected fleas, making them one of the deadliest insects in history. Now, of course, fleas no longer…

How Jack Ma Makes And Spends His Billions

Jack Ma is China’s richest man, with an estimated worth of $38 billion. The 55-year-old is the cofounder of the e-commerce giant Alibaba. It’s China’s biggest digital marketplace, responsible for an estimated 80% of all online sales in China. After 20 years at Alibaba, Ma announced in September 2019 he’ll be stepping down as executive…