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In this issue: "Kevin Hart's Funny Business": The most successful comedian in the world is also the most productive. "Super-agents Patrick Whitesell and Ari Emanuel Are Building the Future of Hollywood": WME-IMG co-CEOs Patrick Whitesell and Ari Emanuel are blending live events and digital to upend the entertainment business with violent speed. "Inside the IRC": How a visionary aid organization is using technology to help refugees. "The Future of Neighborhoods": Five projects that show how we'll live.
"Tristan Walker: The Visual Man": A bold entrepreneur with a radical startup. "This Brand-Creator Partnership is How Snapchat’s CEO Should Have Tried to Make Money": Snapchat has given forward-thinking creators and marketers off-the-charts engagement. By embracing ads – that’s about to end. "Why the World Is Moving to Diplo’s Beat": The creative force behind a growing musical empire.
"King Bezos": Amazonfresh is Jeff Bezos’ last mile quest for total retail domination. "Will Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley Finally Get it Right?": Inside the hectic life of an internet entrepreneur. "From XBOX to Zynga": Will Don Mattrick be the hero who gets the social gaming giant into profitville again? "FloDesign’s Jet-Engine Turbine Will Change the Way You Think About Wind Power": A radical new turbine design makes a debut in an industry that’s already green, growing, and highly innovative.
Our annual Most Innovative Companies list isn’t simply a ranking; it is constructed to represent the state of innovation in our economy. In the Age of Flux, continuous improvement, speed of change, and breadth of ambition are more important than ever--as you’ll see by the way these companies succeed. They offer many lessons that cross industry: social is now a layer for everyone; software is the “wow” factor; data makes a big difference; and in a world of instant gratification, long-term investment still matters. You’ll no doubt find many other lessons for what works right now. Act fast: By next year, the state of innovation--and what it takes to succeed--could change again.
"An Oral History of Apple Design: 1992 – 2013": The greatest business story of this generation is a design tale. "How High Can Fab Climb?": How the design-for-everyone site has gone from zero to a billion-dollar valuation in two years.
"American Idol": A profile of the world’s most famous CEO. "Up": Ekso Bionics is building robotic exoskeletons that can help paraplegics walk. "The Risk of a New Machine": It’s do-or-die time for Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors. "Digital Hardball": A digital business may be able to ensure the future of baseball.
In this issue: "Chipotle Eats Itself": Chipotle Mexican Grill was a sizzling business with a red-hot stock until an E. coli outbreak derailed its future. Can a mission-based company make gobs of money and still save the world?; "Mary Barra Is Remaking GM's Culture – And the Company Itself": To keep pace in the race to reinvent transportation, the General Motors CEO is shaking up America's biggest car company; and "Can GoPro Rise Again?": After a dismaying 2015, CEO Nick Woodman is refocusing, betting the company's future on software, new audiences, and a bit of Karma.
In this issue: "Game Time for Twitter: Jack Dorsey's Big Bet on Live Events"; "How Google Is Schooling Apple and Microsoft in the Battle for America's Classrooms"; "How Kanye, Alexa Chung, and Other Mavericks Are Changing Fashion Forever"; "Adidas Makes a Play for Women"; "How David Adjaye Told the Story of the African-American Experience—With a Building"; "Sam Adams's Secret Weapon for Winning Back the American Craft Drinker"; and "What the First Mac's Failure Teaches Us about VR".
In this month's cover story, we'll hear why the human resources department can often seem so inhuman. Then, a celebrated former-HR guru returns from his Mormon missionary work to form a business consulting company. Then, we'll hear about scent: the new branding frontier; as well as the art of work, and advice on how to build your strengths rather than fix your weakness.
In this issue: "Playing the Long Game Inside Tim Cook's Apple": iPhone sales have slumped, stock is down, and pundits insist Apple is a tech laggard. But the company may be stronger than ever. "Can American Apparel's CEO Mend Its Seams?": Paula Schneider is attempting to lead the infamous L.A. basics brand forward. "SoulCycle Wants You to Join Its Tribe": SoulCycle's high-energy, candlelit, spiritual workouts have grown into a national phenomenon. What would you pay to feel part of it? "How Hampton Creek's Plant-Based Foods Have Scrambled the Grocery Aisle".
In this issue: "The Key to Oprah Winfrey's Success: Radical Focus": Oprah has figured out how to make time for the projects she cares about most. "Media, Tech, and Advertising to Snapchat: I Ain't Afraid of No Ghost": Inside Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel's entertainment empire. "Failed JC Penney CEO Ron Johnson is Redeeming Himself with Enjoy": The former Apple retail guru was severely humbled after flaming out at JC Penney. Only a startup could save him.
In this issue: "Inside Mark Zuckerberg's Bold Plan for the Future of Facebook": Facebook is firing on all cylinders. Now Mark Zuckerberg is looking to the decade ahead, from AI to VR to drones. "Malala Strikes Back": Nobel Peace Prize–winning activist Malala Yousafzai is channeling her inspiring life story into a targeted mission. "Elon Musk Powers Up": Elon Musk is venturing head-first into the battery business. It might be his boldest bet yet.
In this special issue: Fast Company's report on the world's 50 most innovative companies. "How BuzzFeed's Jonah Peretti Is Building a 100-Year Media Company ": Once the "bored at work" network, BuzzFeed is now a globally distributed digital media powerhouse read by 79 million people every month.
In this issue: "Learning Larry Page's Alphabet": When Google became Alphabet, the rationale seemed simple: that a company of companies can innovate faster than a single large beast. But that’s only the start. "David Chang Wants To Fuku You Up": An exclusive look at how the Momofuku chef is expanding his empire, plus details about his top-secret new project. "Adam Neumann's $16 Billion Neo-Utopian Play To Turn WeWork Into WeWorld": When Google became Alphabet, the rationale seemed simple: that a company of companies can innovate faster than a single large beast. But that’s only the start.
"The Real Story Behind Jeff Bezos's Fire Phone Debacle And What It Means For Amazon's Future": Interviews with dozens of current and former employees reveal what went wrong and what it tells us about where Amazon is headed. "How Lego Became the Apple of Toys": After a decade-long slump, Lego has rebuilt itself into a global juggernaut. "What’s Lurking in Your Microbiome? Possibly, a Cure for Disease": Startups are harnessing the trillions of bacteria inside us to eradicate diabetes, obesity, arthritis, and more.
"The Evolution of Steve Jobs": If Apple’s rise depended on the standard Steve Jobs clichés, what are we to make of its dominance now? Time to revisit – and correct – the myth. "The Steve Jobs You Didn’t Know: Kind, Patient, and Human": The untold story of Tim Cook’s friendship with Steve Jobs. "Inside Gap’s Plan to Get Back into Your Drawers": GAP’s new CEO Art Peck knows that the first step toward regaining its iconic reputation is making clothes people actually want to wear. "The Biggest Business Comebacks of the Past 20 Years": Apple staged the most impressive recovery of the last 20 years. Here are 19 others that overcame hard times.
In this issue: "What Makes Uber Run": The transportation service has become a global brand, an economic force, and a cultural lightning rod. "Wind of Change at Dyson": Can a pioneering vacuum maker transform itself into a full-blown tech company? "Slack's Workplace Revolution": With sharp design and a radically friendly sensibility, Stewart Butterfield's office-communication tool has everyone chatting.
In this issue: “Inside the Pixar Braintrust”; “nside Airbnb’s Grand Hotel Plans”; “The Most Dangerous Man in Bitcoin Isn’t a Criminal”; and “The Secrets of a Nasty Girl”.