I had such a great weekend last week and am looking forward to this one coming up; which I’m planning to make a 3-dayer to try to squeeze in all the summer I can.

The Owlthena team and I thought it would be fun for this week’s What’s Hot Wednesday for Business Owners to share stories about novel thoughts and the people who think them.  So this week we’ve got a story from the NY Times on the theory that we’re living in a computer simulation, and why not fully realizing that may be our best chance of survival. We’ve got another story on Nickola Tesla and one more on the business opportunities of combatting climate change. And our Do Good Spotlight this week is on The Suppers Program.

  • So…if we’re living in a computer simulation as scientists and philosophers have posited, should we let on? The author of this piece, Dr. Preston Greene, warns it may not be wise.
  • The genius scientist and innovator Nikola Tesla not only harnessed energy but envisioned elements of the future that has become our present. This article from Northrup Grumman overviews some of what Tesla “saw” decades before others even began to grasp the possibilities.


Do Good Spotlight on: The Suppers Program

People with eating disorders have all kinds of issues around food. The Suppers Program helps people with food-related challenges learn to recover through learn-by-doing activities where they cook, taste, and feel their way to better health. The Suppers mission is to provide safe and friendly settings where anyone, and especially people with food-related health challenges, can develop and manage their own personal transitions to a healthier life. We loved what we learned about this organization and donated to help support their work.


  • According to Jonathan Foley, Executive Director for Project Drawdown, climate change is presenting us with the biggest business opportunity in human history. I think he may be onto something. What a great way to flip from a dystopian vision of the future to one filled with great promise by looking at it as an opportunity for human innovation. Learn about Dr. Foley and Project Drawdown here.

I hope this week’s briefing sparked fresh insights and new thinking for you as they did for me. Have a great rest of the week and a great weekend too!