Japan once led global tech innovation. How did it fall so behind?
without regulations, this kind of debt will burden the most financially vulnerable, just as credit cards, payday loans and layaway have in the past. In 2021, Klarna launched a “Fill up now. Pay later” program with Chevron and Texaco gas stations, which gained media attention earlier this year; a recent Ipsos poll, funded by Afterpay, found that respondents were interested in using buy now, pay later for dental work, car repairs and even rent. Fifty-six percent of those surveyed were interested in point-of-sale loans for medical bills, which more than a quarter of Americans are struggling to pay
, we suggest that re-entry could also include redesigning physical space for more casual intergroup encounters. For example, because physical distance between offices makes it far less likely that employees will interact with each other, organizations could instead offer inclusive meeting spaces that are convenient, accessible, and comfortable for all groups. In an organizational context, spaces that function as architectural funnels (e.g., locating office bathrooms to produce foot traffic through common areas as Steve Jobs did at Pixar