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Assorted Links Tuesday

Companies are rewriting the future of work (again), the rise of pinot noir, pandemic fatigue and more.

Dane Carlson
Dane Carlson
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Assorted Links Tuesday
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🏡 Four-day weeks and the freedom to move anywhere: Companies are rewriting the future of work (again). As omicron spreads, more companies are adopting creative approaches and using technology to help mitigate workplace inequity.

🍷 The story of the rise of pinot noir: How Paul Giamatti broke the California wine industry.

🔮 People are (literally) losing their marbles as an old pastime rises again: Clues on social media are leading tens of thousands of marble hunters to coveted glass spheres in Northern California and beyond.

🐬 Militarized dolphins protect almost a quarter of the US nuclear stockpile:

Since 1967, the Navy has been training dolphins and sea lions (and probably other marine life) for military applications such as mine clearing, force protection and recovery missions. The U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program deployed military dolphins as early as the Vietnam War and as recently as the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.

🤖 Robotics, automation go from fringe to mainstream: Pretty soon, the technologies are going to be table stakes for supply chain operations.

👟 Nike says a 'sole train' helped mitigate supply chain disruptions: Nike on Wednesday outlined a series of steps — including rail fast-tracking and spreading out its distribution network — it took since the pandemic to improve product flow and shipping resiliency amid systemic supply chain disruptions.

🛌 How do we solve our pandemic fatigue: There needs to be a way to talk about what we have lost that acknowledges both the real risks of an unmanaged virus, and the injustice of not getting these two years back.

🕺 The First Follower: Economic development leadership lessons from a dancing guy


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Founder/Host of Econ Dev Show. By day: Director of Economic Development for Galveston County, Texas.