Lending Club CEO Renaud Laplanche Receives Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award

Disruptive innovation comes in many forms the world over. There are those who free fall a record 135,899 feet from outer space, deploy advanced technology to dig clean water wells in the world’s most remote villages, unlock communications channels with an autistic child and write a best-seller about it, and project stunning fluid images that… Continue reading Lending Club CEO Renaud Laplanche Receives Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award

Dry times

HIS village may be parched, but Balachandra Ambaji Payar’s banana trees are a vivid green. In the shade cast by their fronds, a few chilli plants add more colour—and income—to a region left blanched by two consecutive years of disappointing rain. Mr Payar is an advertisement for “drought-proofing”: a simple irrigation system installed last year… Continue reading Dry times