A CUTTING-EDGE WOOL BOARD IS CLEANING UP SURFING.
THEY APPRECIATE EACH OTHERS DIFFERENCES, AND THEY KNOW THEIR OWN STRENGTHS AND SHORTCOMINGS. BETH COMSTOCK AND RACHELSHECHTMANSHOW US WHAT SUCCESSFUL COLLABORATION CAN LOOK LIKE.
A Bitcoin Boost For Podcasters
Cast box CEO Renee Wang has a new idea for funding digital content creators.
Rachel Bloom's Crazy Challenge
The cocreator, writer, and star of the CW musical comedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend talks about juggling multiple roles, pay equality in Hollywood, and lifting the stigma around mental health.
How Legendary Entertainment And Tech Executive Barry Diller Recognizes Potential
Legendary entertainment and media executive Barry Diller talks to Fast Company’s editor-in-chief about his instinct for spotting talent, his appetite for creative conflict, and why insiders should get the top jobs.
A Seamless Approach To Tech Gadgetry
We all remember the face-plant that was Google Glass.
Melinda Gates's Art Of Investing
The Philanthropist and Investor is tackling sexism in Silicon Valley.
Arlan Hamilton Has Muscled Her Way Into The Boys' Club
With her diversity-focused venture firm, backstage capital, and a new $36 million fund dedicated exclusively to black female founders, is working to change the composition of entrepreneurship in America.
Brewing Leather In A Lab
Suzanne Lee was a fashion designer in the early ’90s when she discovered in a lab that biofabrication processes could produce leatherlike materials via yeast fermentation. She spent the next 10 years experimenting with giant vats of bacteria while advising clothing brands on how to incorporate newly invented materials. Recently, as chief creative officer at biotech startup Modern Meadow, she’s helped lead the development of an animal-free leather material called Zoa and is now collaborating with industrial fermentation company Evonik to scale the biofabrication process.
How do you maintain an intimate vibe at a 15,000-person conference? For Isagenix, the key is making everyone feel at home.
The Last (Plastic) Straw
How Starbucks came up with an alternative to single-use straws
Finding Stars In A Post-Resume World
Fifteen years after Billy Beane disrupted Major League Baseball by applying analytics to player scouting, the corporate world finally has the technology to rewrite its own rules of recruiting.
The Thawing Of McDonald's
Using fresh— never frozen— beef in its quarter pounders is just one part of a massive transformation the company is undergoing in the face of changing consumer tastes and competition. But it’s definitely the most complicated.
Spotify CEO Daniel Ek Reveals His Plans To Woo Artists and Beat Apple
Spotify CEO Daniel Ek is betting that he can sell music fans and artists worldwide on his vision for the future of the business. Only Amazon, Apple, and Google stand in his way.
Google, You Auto-Complete Me
Tech giants are using predictive capabilities to influence what you say, think, and do. Worried yet?
Deja Baker’s job may be unremarkable—software engineer at a Chicago trading firm—but the journey she took to land it represents a triumph that doesn’t fit neatly on a résumé.
Oval Office Lessons
Doris Kearns Goodwin discovers modern leadership lessons in the actions of great presidents.
The Modist Delivers Style Without Sacrifice
A native Algerian who grew up in the Middle East, Ghizlan Guenez was working in private equity when she developed the idea for a luxury e-commerce platform devoted to the kind of clothes that she and the women in her family like to wear: high fashion, just with “long sleeves, long hems, no high slits, not too much lace,” she says.
How To Make It In Business, The Millennial (Pink) Way
In the airy auditorium of a massive industrial space in downtown L.A., Kim Kardashian West lays out her approach to entrepreneurship to an audience of around 1,500 young women. Attendees, who moments earlier were knocking over chairs to get as close as possible to the stage and frantically posting on social media, are captivated. “I put in the work,” Kardashian West says. “There’s nothing that bothers me more than people that are lazy.
An International Exchange For Innovative Policy
An International Exchange For Innovative Policy
Musician and entrepreneur
President and CEO, Starbucks
Cofo under, Stripe
Founder, The Players'. Tribune;co-owner and CEO. Miami Marlins
President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Carol Lim And Humberto Leon
Creative directors, Kenzo
Vice chairman, managing director, and senior client adviser, Morgan Stanley
To Infinity And Beyond
OMG! Giphy Is Breaking Into The Entertainment Business
On a mild Sunday evening in September, a handful of staffers from Giphy gathered in the reception area of the company’s Los Angeles studios to watch the Emmy Awards.
How To Turn Small Details Into Massive Pop-Culture Moments
Whether she’s designing a runway-worthy fur coat for the Mother of Dragons to wear on HBO’s Game of Thrones or a gown for Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation on Netflix’s biopic series The Crown, costume designer Michele Clapton knows that clothes often make the story.