Lessons from the former head of data at Pebble: "The top-down approach to centralizing data — the data science VP working with the marketing VP and the sales VP and the operations VP and the CEO — is too gargantuan. But doing it piecemeal — having one motivated data-worker find a collaborator in another department and moving forward on centralizing whatever little bit of data they can — might be successful."
One big risk to bus systems going fully electric is that the batteries will eventually need to be serviced, and cities are often unprepared to take on that kind of work. At 16,359 buses, Shenzhen has the largest electric fleet in the world; they were able to mitigate the risk of battery failure by negotiating with bus suppliers to provide lifetime warranties on the batteries.
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Two bulk freighters loaded with sorghum and headed from the US to China changed direction mid-voyage when new Chinese tariffs were announced.