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June 8th, 2015
Episode 242 of 464 episodes
Sometimes sunny weather can be a bad thing. Learn why in this episode. Slow dialog: 1:39 Explanations: 3:34 Fast dialog: 14:17 Fabian: How long do you think this drought is going to last? Lia: I have no idea, but I’m not worried. I grew up in the desert. Not having enough precipitation was just a fact of life. Fabian: Yes, but people here aren’t used to getting this little rainfall. Their livelihood depends on having a reliable water supply for their crops. Lia: You make it sound like we’re experiencing another Dust Bowl when the water table is just a little low. Fabian: I think it’s a little more serious than that. Lia: What we need here is a reservoir. That would give this town the water reserves it needs in case of a drought. Fabian: What we really need are fewer dust storms and more thunderstorms. Lia: And for people to stop over farming. That and deforestation are half the problem. Fabian: You may be right, but that’s not what people want to hear right now. They need some relief. Lia: Maybe the town’s water conservation efforts will make a difference. Fabian: Well, I’m certainly willing to stop bathing if it’ll help. Lia: I thought you already had. Script by Dr. Lucy Tse
Jessica Helfand and Michael Bierut explore how design works within complex organizations to shape decisions, ideas, products, and more. Guests include clients from many industries and designers in many fields. Recorded at the Yale School of Management.