Subscribe: Fast Company
http://feeds.feedburner.com/fastcompany/headlines
Added By: Feedage Forager Feedage Grade B rated
Language: English
Tags:
full story  full  innovation lesson  innovation  innovative companies  read full  read  story  ten years  years innovation  years 
Rate this Feed
Rate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feed
Rate this feed 1 starRate this feed 2 starRate this feed 3 starRate this feed 4 starRate this feed 5 star

Comments (0)

Feed Details and Statistics Feed Statistics
Preview: Fast Company

Fast Company



Fast Company inspires a new breed of innovative and creative thought leaders who are actively inventing the future of business.



Published: Mon, 27 Feb 2017 03:00 +0000

Last Build Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2017 03:00 +0000

Copyright: Copyright 2017, Mansueto Ventures
 



What Taco Bell Learned From Red Bull

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:00 +0000

Ten years of innovation, lesson No. 5: Every company is a media company.

Ten years of innovation, lesson No. 5: Every company is a media company.

This is the fifth essay in our series of 10 Lessons From 10 Years Of The World's Most Innovative Companies.

Read Full Story

(image)


Media Files:
https://d.fastcompany.net/multisite_files/fastcompany/imagecache/1280/poster/2017/02/3068300-poster-p-1-taco-bell-lessons-red-bull.jpg




What Under Armour And HBO Have In Common

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:00 +0000

Ten years of innovation, lesson No. 7: Culture eats strategy.

Ten years of innovation, lesson No. 7: Culture eats strategy.

This is the seventh essay in our series of 10 Lessons From 10 Years Of The World's Most Innovative Companies.

Read Full Story

(image)


Media Files:
https://d.fastcompany.net/multisite_files/fastcompany/imagecache/1280/poster/2017/02/3068302-poster-p-1-what-under-armour-and-hbo-have-in-common.jpg




10 Lessons From 10 Years Of The World's Most Innovative Companies

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:00 +0000

What we can learn from the challenges and the triumphs that have defined the last 10 years of innovation in business.

What we can learn from the challenges and the triumphs that have defined the last 10 years of innovation in business.

This month marks my tenth anniversary as editor of Fast Company; we are also releasing the tenth installment of our World's Most Innovative Companies coverage. During that time, the U.S. economy has experienced its share of adversity, but what stays with me even more are the amazing achievements that have emerged from it. What follows are 10 lessons gleaned from our Most Innovative Companies coverage. I hope it inspires you to reflect on what can go right in the midst of all that is wrong—and why.

Read Full Story

(image)


Media Files:
https://b.fastcompany.net/multisite_files/fastcompany/imagecache/1280/poster/2017/02/3067781-poster-p-2-new-10-lessons-from-10-years-of-the-worlds-most-innovative-companies.jpg




In An Uncertain World, These Are The Business Trends We Can Count On

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:00 +0000

Ten years of innovation, lesson No. 10: Agility will remain the ultimate imperative.

Ten years of innovation, lesson No. 10: Agility will remain the ultimate imperative.

This is the tenth essay in our series of 10 Lessons From 10 Years Of The World's Most Innovative Companies.

Read Full Story

(image)


Media Files:
https://c.fastcompany.net/multisite_files/fastcompany/imagecache/1280/poster/2017/02/3068305-poster-p-3-what-we-can-count-on-when-siri-talks-wed-better-listen.jpg










Why Nike Really Lets You Design Your Own Sneakers

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:00 +0000

Ten years of innovation, lesson No. 8: We're all open source.

Ten years of innovation, lesson No. 8: We're all open source.

This is the eighth essay in our series of 10 Lessons From 10 Years Of The World's Most Innovative Companies.

Read Full Story

(image)


Media Files:
https://b.fastcompany.net/multisite_files/fastcompany/imagecache/1280/poster/2017/02/3068303-poster-p-1-why-nike-really-lets-you-design-your-own-sneakers.jpg




Why The Music Industry Is A Model For Every Business

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:00 +0000

Ten years of innovation, lesson No. 6: Yes, you can teach an old dog new tricks.

Ten years of innovation, lesson No. 6: Yes, you can teach an old dog new tricks.

This is the sixth essay in our series of 10 Lessons From 10 Years Of The World's Most Innovative Companies.

Read Full Story

(image)


Media Files:
https://d.fastcompany.net/multisite_files/fastcompany/imagecache/1280/poster/2017/02/3068301-poster-p-1-why-the-music-industry-is-a-model.jpg




Why Netflix, HBO, And Amazon Owe Their Success To Hulu

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:00 +0000

Ten years of innovation, lesson No. 3: You can't—and shouldn't—go it alone.

Ten years of innovation, lesson No. 3: You can't—and shouldn't—go it alone.

This is the third essay in our series of 10 Lessons From 10 Years Of The World's Most Innovative Companies.

Read Full Story

(image)


Media Files:
https://d.fastcompany.net/multisite_files/fastcompany/imagecache/1280/poster/2017/02/3068297-poster-p-1-3068297most-innovative-companieswhy-netflix-hbo-and-amazon-owe-their-success-to-hulu.jpg




Why Apple And Google Are Titans

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:00 +0000

Ten years of innovation, lesson No. 1: The race goes to the swift.

Ten years of innovation, lesson No. 1: The race goes to the swift.

This is the first essay in our series of 10 Lessons From 10 Years Of The World's Most Innovative Companies.

Read Full Story

(image)


Media Files:
https://d.fastcompany.net/multisite_files/fastcompany/imagecache/1280/poster/2017/02/3068295-poster-p-1-lessons-why-apple-and-google-are-titans.jpg




Why Facebook Beat Twitter

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:00 +0000

Ten years of innovation, lesson No. 2: Everybody stumbles.

Ten years of innovation, lesson No. 2: Everybody stumbles.

This is the second essay in our series of 10 Lessons From 10 Years Of The World's Most Innovative Companies.

Read Full Story

(image)


Media Files:
https://b.fastcompany.net/multisite_files/fastcompany/imagecache/1280/poster/2017/02/3068296-poster-p-1-lessonswhy-facebook-beat-twitter.jpg




Three Perfectly Legit Alibis For Avoiding Last-Minute Meetings

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 10:00 +0000

For all those times you really can't "just touch base real quick."

For all those times you really can't "just touch base real quick."

A coworker sends you an email asking if you're available for a 2:30 p.m. meeting, and your first thought is: How am I going to get out of this?

Read Full Story

(image)


Media Files:
https://a.fastcompany.net/multisite_files/fastcompany/imagecache/1280/poster/2017/02/3068466-poster-p-1-three-perfectly-legit-alibis-for-avoiding-last-minute-meetings.jpg




AI Can Make Us All Dress Better. So Why Isn't The Fashion Industry Using It More?

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 11:00 +0000

From sneaker bots to machine-human stylists, brands are exploring artificial intelligence. So far, results have been mixed.

From sneaker bots to machine-human stylists, brands are exploring artificial intelligence. So far, results have been mixed.

Fashion has always taken to the latest in trendy tech developments, from sparkly wearables and interactive dressing rooms to robots walking the Chanel runway. Increasingly, the industry is embracing AI and exploring how it can impact e-commerce productivity, retailer experiences, promotional campaigns, and even the clothes themselves.

Read Full Story

(image)


Media Files:
https://d.fastcompany.net/multisite_files/fastcompany/imagecache/1280/poster/2017/02/3068172-poster-p-1-how-can-fashion-industry-brands-best-use-ai.jpg




The Idiot's Guide To Networking, No Work Experience Required

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:00 +0000

What can you possibly talk about when you're only in an entry-level job—or looking for one? Wrong question.

What can you possibly talk about when you're only in an entry-level job—or looking for one? Wrong question.

Long before you enter the workforce, you're told over and over again that you need to network. And for many years afterward, you're given loads of advice on how to schmooze tactfully, talk yourself up, meet VIPs, make introductions, and even make your way to the door when the time comes. But there's surprisingly little advice for people who may have cause to worry that they don't have anything to talk about.

Read Full Story

(image)


Media Files:
https://c.fastcompany.net/multisite_files/fastcompany/imagecache/1280/poster/2017/02/3068398-poster-p-1-the-idiots-guide-to-networking-no-work-experience-required.jpg




How Robots And AI Could Save American Water Utilities Half A Trillion Dollars

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:00 +0000

HiBot USA's technology combining robots, big data, and AI could upend the way municipalities replace aging water pipes.

HiBot USA's technology combining robots, big data, and AI could upend the way municipalities replace aging water pipes.

The future of your drinking water may depend on databotics.

Read Full Story

(image)


Media Files:
https://d.fastcompany.net/multisite_files/fastcompany/imagecache/1280/poster/2017/02/3068423-poster-p-1-hibot-helps-municipal-water-utilities.jpg




How This Hedge Fund Billionaire Turned Activist Plans To Take On Trump

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:00 +0000

One of Tom Steyer's acts of dissent: Copying the entire EPA website and making it available to the public.

One of Tom Steyer's acts of dissent: Copying the entire EPA website and making it available to the public.

Capital & Main is an award-winning publication that reports from California on economic, political, and social issues.

Read Full Story

(image)


Media Files:
https://b.fastcompany.net/multisite_files/fastcompany/imagecache/1280/poster/2017/02/3068490-poster-p-1-how-this-hedge-fund-billionaire-turned-activist-plans-to-take-on-trum.jpg




Navy Sends Out An H.O.S. Challenge—Hack Our Ship—To Woo Millennial Tech Talent

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:36 +0000

If you're looking to serve your country with science—but not don the uniform—Uncle Sam has a job for you.

If you're looking to serve your country with science—but not don the uniform—Uncle Sam has a job for you.

Hey millennials: Uncle Sam wants you ...No uniform required.

Read Full Story

(image)


Media Files:
https://b.fastcompany.net/multisite_files/fastcompany/imagecache/1280/poster/2017/02/3068299-poster-p-1-navy-invites-hackers-to-probe-ships.jpg




The 10 Most Innovative Companies In Travel 2017

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:00 +0000

Airbnb, Marriott, and others are changing the way we see the world in 2017.

Airbnb, Marriott, and others are changing the way we see the world in 2017.

The past year in travel has been marked by consolidation: Marriott created the world's largest hotel company with its acquisition of Starwood Hotels; Paris-based AccorHotels took over the luxury portfolio of Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissôtel; and China's ambitious Ctrip booking platform announced its global ambitions by taking over the U.K.-based travel search engine Skyscanner.

Read Full Story

(image)


Media Files:
https://b.fastcompany.net/multisite_files/fastcompany/imagecache/1280/poster/2017/02/3067879-poster-p-1-most-innnovative-companies-sectors-of-travel-2017.jpg




Stories You Should See, In Case You Missed Them

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:00 +0000

Here's your weekly roundup of some of the top stories we're watching at Fast Company.

(image)


Media Files:
https://d.fastcompany.net/multisite_files/fastcompany/imagecache/1280/poster/2017/02/3068477-poster-weekreview0224poster.jpg




From Negotiating Harder To Handy Slack Hacks: This Week's Top Leadership Stories

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:00 +0000

This week's top stories may help you tame Slack notifications, become a better negotiator, and sit up straighter in your next interview.

This week's top stories may help you tame Slack notifications, become a better negotiator, and sit up straighter in your next interview.

This week we learned what not to say during salary negotiations, the top reasons why people are quitting their jobs, and how to correct iffy body language during interviews.

Read Full Story

(image)


Media Files:
https://a.fastcompany.net/multisite_files/fastcompany/imagecache/1280/poster/2017/02/3068437-poster-p-1-rom-negotiating-harder-to-handy-slack-hacks-this-weeks-top-leadership-stories.jpg




3 Of The Toughest Interview Questions And How To Answer Them

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:00 +0000

Don't sweat it if you don't know the exact number of fire hydrants in L.A. The question is about more than counting.

Don't sweat it if you don't know the exact number of fire hydrants in L.A. The question is about more than counting.

Job interviews can feel a lot like going on blind dates with prospective employers. While there is plenty of advice for how to answer both the most common and the most annoying interview questions, when an interviewer throws a curveball question, even the quickest thinker can get unnerved.

Read Full Story

(image)


Media Files:
https://d.fastcompany.net/multisite_files/fastcompany/imagecache/1280/poster/2017/02/3068468-poster-p-1-3-of-the-toughest-interview-questions-and-how-to-answer-them.jpg




Your Conference Calls Sound Terrible, But You Don't Have To

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:00 +0000

These five tips can help you get your point across, no matter how crappy the audio or how distracted your listeners.

These five tips can help you get your point across, no matter how crappy the audio or how distracted your listeners.

When I recently asked the CFO of a major retailer if he'd had time to do some "homework" I'd assigned him, he told me, "No, but it's okay, I can do it on my conference call!"

Read Full Story

(image)


Media Files:
https://a.fastcompany.net/multisite_files/fastcompany/imagecache/1280/poster/2017/02/3068455-poster-p-1-how-to-be-a-success-at-everythingyour-conference-calls-sound-terrible-but-you-dont-have-to.jpg




I Had Career Experts Make Over My Crappy Cover Letter

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:00 +0000

This cover letter I sent in 2013 didn't get me the interview. So I asked the pros to whip it into something that might have been successful.

This cover letter I sent in 2013 didn't get me the interview. So I asked the pros to whip it into something that might have been successful.

When I was a couple years into my career and trying to leave my first job out of college (starting salary: $28,000), I sent around many truly horrendous cover letters. Recently, I discovered one languishing at the bottom of my "sent" folder, where it very much belongs. When I clicked the attachment, I was greeted with a hefty 482-word missive that now makes me shudder, and the hiring manager who never called me in for an interview probably had the same response.

Read Full Story

(image)


Media Files:
https://d.fastcompany.net/multisite_files/fastcompany/imagecache/1280/poster/2017/02/3068421-poster-p-1-these-career-experts-rewrote-my-crappy-old-cover-letter.jpg




Startup Not Scaling? Maybe It's Your Technology

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:00 +0000

When should you stop fixing your tech and just burn it all down? These five questions can help you know what's holding really you back.

When should you stop fixing your tech and just burn it all down? These five questions can help you know what's holding really you back.

Let's say—benefit of the doubt and all—that the tools and systems you put in place when you launched your startup were the best choices you could have made at the time. That day, though, was probably a while ago. For many founders, that means years or even a decade or two ago.

Read Full Story

(image)


Media Files:
https://d.fastcompany.net/multisite_files/fastcompany/imagecache/1280/poster/2017/02/3068464-poster-p-1-startup-not-scaling-maybe-its-your-technology.jpg




How A Security Company Learned To Recognize The Sound Of Fraud

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:15 +0000

The same technology that Pindrop uses to flag phone scams could soon let you unlock your car or phone with the unique sound of your voice.

The same technology that Pindrop uses to flag phone scams could soon let you unlock your car or phone with the unique sound of your voice.

Someday soon, you may be able to unlock your car or even log in to your favorite streaming app on a hotel TV simply with the sound of your voice.

Read Full Story

(image)


Media Files:
https://d.fastcompany.net/multisite_files/fastcompany/imagecache/1280/poster/2017/02/3068395-poster-p-1-how-a-security-company-learned-to-recognize-the-sound-of-fraud.jpg




Shopify, Breitbart, And The B2B Boycotts That Are Dragging Brands Into Politics

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:00 +0000

Consumers can't do business with Shopify directly. But they can target the companies that do—and support employees who want to quit.

Consumers can't do business with Shopify directly. But they can target the companies that do—and support employees who want to quit.

Add boycotts to the list of phenomena that have been transformed in the Trump era. In the old days, consumers threatened to stop buying from a company until it changed a specific practice—ending the use of sweatshop labor, for instance. Now activists target companies that do business with other companies, like retailers that carry Ivanka Trump's fashion line or brands that advertise on Breitbart News Network. Case in point: Consumers are going after Shopify, a Canadian company that doesn't even sell to consumers. It's a business-to-business (B2B) platform that provides the backend to over 375,000 online stores—including Breitbart's.

Read Full Story

(image)


Media Files:
https://a.fastcompany.net/multisite_files/fastcompany/imagecache/1280/poster/2017/02/3068315-poster-p-1-shopify-breitbart-and-the-bizarre-era-of-b2b-boycotts.jpg




Some Stars Will Get A Ride To The Oscars Via This Tesla Car Service Company

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:30 +0000

With help from investor Morgan Freeman, MOTEV is refashioning stars' rides to Hollywood award shows.

With help from investor Morgan Freeman, MOTEV is refashioning stars' rides to Hollywood award shows.

Uber to the Oscars? Not for Hollywood's elite.

Read Full Story

(image)


Media Files:
https://b.fastcompany.net/multisite_files/fastcompany/imagecache/1280/poster/2017/02/3068439-poster-p-1-red-carpet-celebrities-are-flocking-to-this-tesla-car-service.jpg




Deconstructing A Scene: Hacksaw Ridge

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:45 +0000

Oscar-nominated sound rerecording mixer Kevin O'Connell deconstructs the sound from a pivotal scene in the movie.

(image)


Media Files:
https://a.fastcompany.net/multisite_files/fastcompany/imagecache/1280/poster/2017/02/3068460-poster-p-1-scene-of-hackshaw-ridge.jpg




Airbnb Buys Tilt, Signaling Its Growing Interest In Group Travel

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:15 +0000

The deal represents a disappointing exit for Tilt, which had previously raised over $60 million.

The deal represents a disappointing exit for Tilt, which had previously raised over $60 million.

Airbnb has closed on its acquisition of Tilt, a startup for crowdfunding and peer-to-peer payments, in what sources describe as an acquihire. Tilt cofounder and CEO James Beshara will join the Airbnb team, as will Tilt employees with expertise in group payments, an area that Airbnb plans to build out.

Read Full Story

(image)


Media Files:
https://d.fastcompany.net/multisite_files/fastcompany/imagecache/1280/poster/2017/02/3068446-poster-p-1-breaking-airbnb-buys-tilt-signaling-its-growing-interest-in-group-travel.jpg




Why Hollywood's Defiant Awards Show Speeches Won't Stop Any Time Soon

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:00 +0000

Inspiring speeches, pointed artwork, and other forms of creative defiance won't taper off at the end of a turbulent awards season.

(image)


Media Files:
https://d.fastcompany.net/multisite_files/fastcompany/imagecache/1280/poster/2017/02/3068420-poster-creativedefianceposter.jpg




Race-Based Horror Movie "Get Out" Couldn't Be More Timely

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:00 +0000

Daniel Kaluuya opens up about starring in Jordan Peel's genre-bending directorial debut.

(image)


Media Files:
https://a.fastcompany.net/multisite_files/fastcompany/imagecache/1280/poster/2017/02/3068417-poster-p-1-get-out-interview.jpg




How Eero Plans To Fend Off Wi-Fi Rivals: Lower Prices And No Distractions

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:00 +0000

The startup's whole-home Wi-Fi system is getting a price cut on its first birthday. Can it stay on top of the market it created?

The startup's whole-home Wi-Fi system is getting a price cut on its first birthday. Can it stay on top of the market it created?

After jump-starting the whole-home Wi-Fi market last February, Eero is celebrating its first birthday with price cuts.

Read Full Story

(image)


Media Files:
https://a.fastcompany.net/multisite_files/fastcompany/imagecache/1280/poster/2017/02/3068353-poster-p-1-how-eero-plans-to-fend-off-wi-fi-rivals.jpg




The 10 Most Innovative Companies In Consumer Electronics 2017

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:00 +0000

Amazon, Google, and eight others are driving the future of consumer electronics.

Amazon, Google, and eight others are driving the future of consumer electronics.

In the old days, every outfit in a list of important consumer electronics companies would have made . . . you know, consumer electronics. Stuff like TVs. But in this era, as more of the products in our lives look like devices, and they're all connected over the internet, a more diverse group of players are setting the agenda.

Read Full Story

(image)


Media Files:
https://b.fastcompany.net/multisite_files/fastcompany/imagecache/1280/poster/2017/02/3067886-poster-p-1-most-innnovative-companies-sectors-of-consumer-electronics-2017.jpg




Having Trouble At Work? This Corporate Psychic May Be Able To Help

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:00 +0000

The "psychic services" business is becoming a thriving industry, generating $2 billion in revenue last year.

(image)


Media Files:
https://a.fastcompany.net/multisite_files/fastcompany/imagecache/1280/poster/2017/02/3068396-poster-corporatepsychicsposter.jpg