The 100 Best Inventions of 2021
TIME brings you 100 innovations changing how we live. Discover interesting gadgets, cutting-edge tech and more. Some picks: vaccines for COVID-19 and malaria, tools to make written text audible, seamless 3D woven pants.
8 Laws Driving Success In Tech: Amazon’s 2-Pizza Rule, The 80/20 Principle, & More
Some influential ideas that the biggest tech companies use to run their operations & build products.
Picking out two to illustrate:
Metcalfe's Law explains most social networks: they cost a lot to get up and running, but once they hit a certain scale, they keep winning. If they don't reach critical mass, a death spiral ensues.
Zimmermann’s Law explains how free products can build rich businesses by leveraging the power of data. Google, Facebook, Amazon and more use data points to serve us things we want to see (and spend money on!)
How Our Online Shopping Obsession Choked the Supply Chain
Your favorite sneakers are sold out. Metal beams for your house are taking months to arrive, instead of weeks. Here's why: the supply chain is facing it's largest traffic jam ever.