A Time for Inspiration

Why do we so often abandon our New Year’s resolutions? Comstock’s president and publisher Winnie Comstock-Carlson wishes readers a Happy New Year while contemplating the comparative power of inspiration.

Jan 2, 2024 Winnie Comstock-Carlson

Our Top Stories of 2023

From an in-depth interview with one of the region’s most influential multimillionaires to a lingering look at the region’s first Maltese food business, here are our most-read stories of the year. 

Dec 29, 2023 Jennifer Fergesen

‘Awe-Inspiring Biofluid’: The Science of Breast Milk with Jennifer T. Smilowitz

PODCAST EPISODE: Jennifer T. Smilowitz, assistant professor of the cooperative extension in the Department of Nutrition at UC Davis, is a breast milk expert and lactation counselor. In this episode we talk about the science, potential medical applications, cultural context, barriers to breastfeeding and why there is no true substitute for human breast milk.

Dec 28, 2023

Book Review: ‘Outgrowing Capitalism’ in a New Economic Era

In “Outgrowing Capitalism: Rethinking Money to Reshape Society and Pursue Purpose,” economic thought leader and future-of-work expert Marco Dondi invites us to reimagine our global economic framework, challenging the very foundations of how money is created and allocated in society.

Dec 19, 2023 Michael Scott

The Bosch Boom

Bosch’s acquisition of TSI Semiconductors in Roseville is expected to significantly impact the region’s economy, workforce and educational institutions

In August 2023, Bosch acquired TSI with the intention of producing silicon carbide chips, a major element in the production of electric vehicles. Bosch is betting that the global demand for silicon carbide chips will continue to grow and intends to invest $1.5 billion in the new fabrication.

Dec 18, 2023 Laurie Lauletta-Boshart

What Is Innovation?

Innovation is a process by which a domain, product or service is renewed and brought up to date by applying new processes, introducing new techniques or establishing successful ideas to create new value. The creation of value is a defining characteristic of innovation. Simple enough, right? 

Dec 15, 2023 Brett Sargent