1. I stumbled across this film trailer on vimeo and it immediately caught my attention. From the trailer, it appears that at least one farmer was interviewed.

  2. Dr. Norman Borlaug - “Father of the Green Revolution”

    ifdcperspectives:

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    March 25, 2014 marks the 100th birthday of Dr. Norman Borlaug (1914-2009) who is widely recognized as the Father of the Green Revolution and leader of the 21st century movement to solve the world’s hunger issues through scientific development and implementation.

    Check out our infographic timeline of Borlaug’s life at ow.ly/uUaId.

  3. Information is only of value if you can get it to people who can do something with it. Sharing is power.

    General Stanley McChrystal at TED 2014. McChrystal’s memoir, My Share of the Task, is a magnificent read. 

    Nearly seven decades earlier, Vannevar Bush made an eloquent case for the same concept in his seminal essay “As We May Think.” 

    (via explore-blog)

  4. New Matter… next-generation of materials moving us closer to nature.

  5. amexopenforum:

    "Everyone has a great idea, we all do," says Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of the online community platfrom and viral content discovery tool. “The way I like to think about it was in the Industrial Revolution, if you wanted to change the world you had to open a factory. In the Internet revolution, you only need to open a laptop.”

    Ohanian spoke with J.J. Ramburg about executing an idea and focusing on a product in this great video.

    It is not the idea, it is the execution.  Boom.

  6. A High Frequency Trading Firm is Going Public

    dbreunig:

    Quartz writes:

    New York based high-frequency trading firm Virtu Financial is slated to go public, having filed the required regulatory disclosures today. The firm, which was co-founded 12 years ago by chairman Vincent Viola—who recently bought the National Hockey League’s Florida Panthers—reported profits of $184 million in 2013, 108% higher than the prior year.

    Virtu is just one of a number of so-called electronic market makers which have devoured the business of matching investor buy-and-sell orders and collecting a profit based on the discrepancy between the two. Humans—such as the New York Stock Exchange’s specialists—once had the job. But in recent years, high-frequency trading such as Virtu have gobbled up the business. These companies are known for using super-charged computers and sophisticated algorithms to quickly take advantage of small price changes.

    Bet on the business of a company which bets not on business but the nuances and noise within larger bets on other businesses. It’s post-investment.