ACKMAN: In The Future, Going Into A JCPenney Store Will Be Like Going Into An Apple Store

Last week, we asked Bill Ackman, the CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management, if he thought customers shopping at a JCPenney store in the future will have an experience reminiscent of going into an Apple store.
“I think the answer is ‘yes.’ What I mean by that is not that it’s going to be a beautiful glass box on Fifth Avenue. Although it will look a lot nicer than it does now,” Ackman said at the Harbor Investment Conference in Manhattan.

America’s Next Top Engineer: She Needs Your Role Models

Imagine the world in 2030, more resource-constrained than ever—but then suddenly benefitting from a breakthrough approach to harnessing wind energy. What if the person capable of hatching that innovation is, today, a middle-school girl in a village in Ecuador? Will it happen? Or think closer to home: If the cure for cystic fibrosis is just waiting in the mind of a girl in your community, will it ever see the light of day?