David Schwedel's Blog
The idea that small and medium-sized businesses are integral to the American economy is nothing new. We’ve heard it echo in the mouths of our leaders, politicians and news anchors. We’ve seen the impact these businesses have had in shaping our country. But do we understand the scope and breadth of their presence? The power they have to shift culture and withstand economic uncertainty? What about the challenges small business owners face?
Graphene: if you haven’t heard yet, get familiar with it because pretty soon you’ll be seeing the name everywhere. It’s 200 times stronger than the strongest steel, lighter than any other material known, the thinnest compound ever discovered and one of the best conductors of both heat at room temperature and electricity. At this point, you may be asking yourselves what this miracle substance is, and rightfully so. Getting technical, it’s a layer of pure carbon made up of densely packed atoms in a hexagonal shape.
There were Yacht Designers, and then there was Fred Hudson. So much goes into the design of a motor yacht or boat, yet it is one of the areas highly overlooked by owners. Most people at boat shows browsing the displays ask questions about performance, interior functionality and electronics.
The House Freedom Caucus Members effectively shut down our US Export Import Bank in 2015, by not renewing their charter. They effectively killed of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of foreign sales, and forced us to wait “until D.C. could get their act together”, and renew the EXIM bank’s charter.
Bill Bryson's book, A Short History of Nearly Everything, is a must read for anyone that has ever wondered, anything, about practically anything even remotely connected to the world of science.