#151 - What's the true cost of empty offices? | Curio

#151 - What's the true cost of empty offices?

25 mins | Feb 22, 2022

Today's episode from 22nd February 2022. We're discussing two consequences of COVID this morning: empty offices and supply chains. For the former, we look at how cities have historically bounced back from crises and how they've innovated to ensure they continue to thrive. Then later, ever since the pandemic panicked people into purchasing more toilet paper than they ever needed, innovators and investors have flocked to the supply chain space. We take a look at the tech helping companies thrive. Cities have often bounced back from crises. From pandemics and earthquakes to floods and fires, the world’s urban powerhouses have emerged stronger when faced with adversity. Today’s urban areas face a challenge of a different sort. With the mass return to office work still uncertain, The Economist explores the debate about what the future holds for their commercial hubs. The pandemic has created continuous shortages in the world’s supply chains, and many companies are innovating ways to combat these reoccurring issues. For The Wall Street Journal, Christopher Mims uncovers how startups are creating better ways to move products around, from snapping up goods stranded by logistics miscalculations to automating warehouse work. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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