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Fast Company is the world's leading progressive business media brand, with a unique editorial focus on innovation in technology, ethonomics (ethical economics), leadership, and design. Written for, by, and about the most progressive business leaders, Fast Company and FastCompany.com inspire readers and users to think beyond traditional boundaries, lead conversations, and create the future of business.
Launched in November 1995 by Alan Webber and Bill Taylor, two former Harvard Business Review editors, Fast Company magazine was founded on a single premise: A global revolution was changing business, and business was changing the world. Discarding the old rules of business, Fast Company set out to chronicle how changing companies create and compete, to highlight new business practices, and to showcase the teams and individuals who are inventing the future and reinventing business.

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Twenty years ago, a Hitachi executive named Tsugio Makimoto predicted a revolution.In the future, he wrote, high-speed wireless networks and low-cost mobile devices will break the link between occupation and location. Thanks to Moore and his Law, millions would indulge an innate wanderlust by selling their homes and living abroad, doing their jobs
When work culture demands 24/7 availability, it isn't surprising that more employees are feeling burned out.A January 2017 survey by Harris Poll and workforce management software company Kronos found that nearly half of HR leaders say employee burnout is responsible for up to half of their annual workforce turnover.As competition for talent heats
This week we learned why some business leaders are already looking askance at the Trump administration, how to retool a LinkedIn profile to appeal to recruiters, and why positive thinking might be overrated.These are the stories you loved in Leadership for the week of January 29:Want to see your LinkedIn account through a recruiter's eyes? Look no
Maybe you've been at your job for just a few months. Maybe you've been there for a few years. Either way, once you slip into a comfortable routine, it's easy to take your foot off the gas without realizing it.You might not be coasting through the work you do. Perhaps you're even digging into your latest project really intensely—and that's a good
Early risers get a lot of good press: They are supposedly more productive and possibly better problem solvers. But after a month of forcing myself out of bed at 5 a.m., I learned that getting up early isn't always the best thing for you.I’m a morning person, and most days I’m out of bed by 5:45 a.m. I usually have 15 minutes before the rest of my
Sharing emotion-driven narratives that resonate with other people is something humans are quite good at. We’ve been sitting around campfires telling stories for tens of thousands of years, and we still do it. One reason why is because it's an effective way to communicate: We remember stories.But what makes for good storytelling? Mark Magellan, a

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A few years ago, Alisée de Tonnac met Pierre-Alain Masson, and the two discussed building an international network to find the most innovative and investable entrepreneurs in frontier markets. In the globalization era, these kinds of conversations aren’t rare, but De Tonnac and Masson decided to execute.Shortly after, De Tonnac quit her corporate
At this point, it’s established that personal branding is important for a number of reasons. It provides a clear focus for personal development while establishing yourself as a thought leader. It also works wonders for career success, allowing individuals to pursue whatever it is that they’re passionate about. The mutual relationship
This week, we learned some myths about procrastination and how to gracefully escape an overly talkative coworker.   Here are the stories you loved in Leadership for the week of July 6. If Inbox Zero sounds completely unachievable, you aren't alone. But PubMatic CEO Rajeev Goel sees Inbox Zero not as work itself, but as a
When it comes to managing employees, striking the balance between hands-on and micromanaging can be tough. After all, you want to be sure that employees "get it" and that the work is being done well. What’s the harm in making sure?It could be more than you think. A 2014 survey by staffing giant Accountemps found that nearly 60% of employees
When the sunshine beckons and the backyard hammock starts to look a lot more appealing than your cubicle, it becomes all too easy to put off those small but important career-building tasks.But the less-harried pace of the office during the lazy days of summer may actually provide an opportune time to do a little professional fine-tuning."Everyone
It's no surprise that job-related stress has serious consequences—both on an individual level and for workplaces as a whole, costing U.S. companies alone an estimated $300 billion a year.Research has shown that chronic stress can take a beating on our bodies, affecting everything from our heart rate and blood pressure to our digestive track and

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