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January 03, 2014

FROM THE DESK OF …

At the end of this blessedly short week, can you imagine your place of work going holocratic? No managers, no job titles, just radically-transparent self-governance. Sound dreamy? Nightmarish? Zappos can be our test case.

— Aly Windsor, News Editor

Coming soon: A billion-dollar company, with no managers

A major online retailer is making the transition to a radical new corporate structure.

BY TYLER FALK

Biodegradable batteries for ingestible medical devices

Researchers have found a way to turn cuttlefish ink into battery materials that can power edible, dissolvable medical devices for monitoring diseases.

BY JANET FANG

 

Ford experiments with solar-powered hybrid car

A car with solar panels on the roof could be on the market sooner than you might think.

BY TYLER FALK