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Wave Runner

A CUTTING-EDGE WOOL BOARD IS CLEANING UP SURFING.

1 min read
Fast Company
November 2018

Shop Talk

THEY APPRECIATE EACH OTHERS DIFFERENCES, AND THEY KNOW THEIR OWN STRENGTHS AND SHORTCOMINGS. BETH COMSTOCK AND RACHELSHECHTMANSHOW US WHAT SUCCESSFUL COLLABORATION CAN LOOK LIKE.

4 mins read
Fast Company
November 2018

A Bitcoin Boost For Podcasters

Cast box CEO Renee Wang has a new idea for funding digital content creators.

1 min read
Fast Company
October 2018

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.

6 mins read
Fast Company
October 2018

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.

5 mins read
Fast Company
September 2018

A Seamless Approach To Tech Gadgetry

We all remember the face-plant that was Google Glass.

5 mins read
Fast Company
October 2018

Melinda Gates's Art Of Investing

The Philanthropist and Investor is tackling sexism in Silicon Valley.

4 mins read
Fast Company
October 2018

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. 

10 mins read
Fast Company
October 2018

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.

1 min read
Fast Company
October 2018

Celebration Nation

How do you maintain an intimate vibe at a 15,000-person conference? For Isagenix, the key is making everyone feel at home.

5 mins read
Fast Company
October 2018

The Last (Plastic) Straw

How Starbucks came up with an alternative to single-use straws

1 min read
Fast Company
September 2018

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.

10+ mins read
Fast Company
September 2018

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.

10+ mins read
Fast Company
September 2018

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.

10+ mins read
Fast Company
September 2018

Google, You Auto-Complete Me

Tech giants are using predictive capabilities to influence what you say, think, and do. Worried yet?

7 mins read
Fast Company
September 2018

True Grit

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.

8 mins read
Fast Company
September 2018

Oval Office Lessons

Doris Kearns Goodwin discovers modern leadership lessons in the actions of great presidents.

7 mins read
Fast Company
September 2018

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.

3 mins read
Fast Company
May 2018

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.

4 mins read
Fast Company
May 2018

An International Exchange For Innovative Policy

An International Exchange For Innovative Policy

1 min read
Fast Company
May 2018

Questlove

Musician and entrepreneur

1 min read
Fast Company
February 2018

Kevin Johnson

President and CEO, Starbucks

1 min read
Fast Company
February 2018

John Collison

Cofo under, Stripe

1 min read
Fast Company
February 2018

Derek Jeter

Founder, The Players'. Tribune;co-owner and CEO. Miami Marlins

1 min read
Fast Company
February 2018

Cecile Richards

President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America

2 mins read
Fast Company
February 2018

Carol Lim And Humberto Leon

Creative directors, Kenzo

1 min read
Fast Company
February 2018

Carla Harris

Vice chairman, managing director, and senior client adviser, Morgan Stanley

1 min read
Fast Company
February 2018

To Infinity And Beyond

Beyond Meat

1 min read
Fast Company
December 2017/January 2018

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.

7 mins read
Fast Company
December 2017/January 2018

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.

3 mins read
Fast Company
December 2017/January 2018