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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.
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The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9-11 Commission, was created by congressional legislation and the signature of President George W. Bush in late 2002. This independent, bipartisan commission had the task of producing a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the attack, including preparedness and immediate response, and providing recommendations designed to guard against future attacks.
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"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.
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.
"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.
Decades of science fiction movies have trained us to fear robots: They will enslave us. Wipe us out. Take our jobs. In real life, humans and machines are teaching each other how to do more together than they could do alone. Here are six companies where robot training is well under way and the humans are getting valuable tech skills in the bargain.
A father-son duo came from out of nowhere with a more clever idea to protect networks from hackers -- and now have a $1.75 billion startup with $160 million in the bank.
In the rarefied world of high fashion it isn’t unusual for a gown or purse to become so sought-after that people will wait in line for it. So it must come as a shock to global fashionistas that the most coveted item in recent memory costs a mere $109 and comes from the rugged New England town of Freeport, Maine rather than an atelier in Paris or Milan.
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.
"Ease Up on the Water During That Marathon" is from the February 24, 2015 Life & Culture section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Rachel Bachman and narrated by Ken Borgers.
The reasons for Ace's success, says its CEO: entrepreneurs with a deep knowledge of their local market, inventory fine-tuned to a neighborhood's demographic, and the sort of exacting customer service a typical big-box store with low pay and high employee turnover just can't match.
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".
If you’ve got a hankering for nugget ice–you know, the tiny, chewable frozen pellets that restaurant chains like Sonic use to chill sodas–then GE has an appliance for you. Meet the Opal Nugget Ice Maker, on sale for about $500 this July and ready to serve all your teeth-cracking, goose-bump-inducing, ice-chewing needs.
The ride-hailing app steamrolled America, but the easy-win days are over. Its path to global conquest now has to go through well-financed and battle-hardened rivals who’ve seen Uber coming—and know how to beat it.
If Greece is serious about saving the country and rescuing its people from a more dreadful economic catastrophe, there are basic steps it should take that would promptly promote economic growth.
Frank Wang Tao has never been arrested. He pays his taxes on time. And he rarely drinks. But on the eve of a January sit-down – his first public interview this year with a Western publication – the Chinese national who happens to be the world’s first drone billionaire found himself on the wrong end of American authorities.
Between the parade of wet suits and abundant seafood and yoga joints, Manhattan Beach, just south of Los Angeles, tries to cling fast to its surf town roots.