Hey D.C.-area friends: I’m moderating a conversation on the Future of Clean Growth at the British Embassy on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 6pm ET.

  • Panelists include Dr. James Kelly, Gingko Bioworks; Julian Critchlow, U.K. Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; & Michelle Patron, Microsoft Corporation. RSVP here to attend (spaces are limited) or check out the livestream.

🇨🇳 Axios China — by our new China reporter, Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian — relaunches tomorrow. Subscribe here.

Today's Smart Brevity count: 1,228 words, 4.5 minutes.

🎶 And, Feb. 1 marked 40 years since Blondie released today's classic into tune...