Inside Adidas’ Robot- Powered, On Demand Sneaker Factory

LAST WINTER, THE sportswear giant Adidas opened a pop-up store inside a Berlin shopping mall. The boutique was part of a corporate experiment called Storefactory—a name as flatly self-­explanatory as it is consistent with the convention of German compound nouns. It offered a single product: machine-­knit merino wool sweaters, made to order on the spot. Continue reading Inside Adidas’ Robot- Powered, On Demand Sneaker Factory

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How the Girl Scouts CEO went from rocket scientist to America’s biggest champion of girls

There are moments that Sylvia Acevedo, CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA, just can’t forget.

There was the time a college counselor at her high school in Las Cruces, New Mexico, scoffed at Acevedo’s desire to study engineering. “Girls like you don’t go to college,” she recalls the counselor saying, in a reference to her Mexican ethnicity.  Continue reading How the Girl Scouts CEO went from rocket scientist to America’s biggest champion of girls

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