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Fast Company is the world’s leading progressive business media brand, with a unique editorial focus on innovation in technology, leadership, world changing ideas, and design. Written for, by, and about the most progressive business leaders, Fast Company inspires readers 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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Fast Company is the world’s leading progressive business media brand, with a unique editorial focus on innovation in technology, leadership, world changing ideas, and design. Written for, by, and about the most progressive business leaders, Fast Company inspires readers to think beyond traditional boundaries, lead conversations, and create the future of business.

Mission: We believe in business as a force for positive change. We chronicle how companies create and compete, highlight new business practices, and showcase the teams and individuals who are inventing the future and reinventing business.

The current state of secretive recording remains in a suspicious, uncomfortable place for anyone who uses electronic pro...
12/13/2019
I used to support ever-present cameras. After one shocking night, I’m not so sure

The current state of secretive recording remains in a suspicious, uncomfortable place for anyone who uses electronic products.

Cameras and microphones are some of our biggest tools in creating tech—including robots, which I design—that is as helpful as possible. But there are some uncomfortable side effects when they’re always on.

Jacquie Liddell shares tips for how employers can help parents prepare.
12/13/2019
How to plan a maternity leave that is less stressful for everyone

Jacquie Liddell shares tips for how employers can help parents prepare.

After feeling anxious during her first leave, Jacquie Liddell was determined to do things differently the second time around. She shares tips for how employers can help parents prepare

This decade added a new adjective rarely used when describing recruiting: creative.
12/13/2019
How hiring has changed in the past decade

This decade added a new adjective rarely used when describing recruiting: creative.

As 2019 comes to a close, HR expert Lars Schmidt looks at the six trends that have shaped the modern world of work

Most of us get blinded by charisma or good looks. Here's a way to look past all that.
12/13/2019
How to find out if someone is trying to manipulate you

Most of us get blinded by charisma or good looks. Here's a way to look past all that.

It’s precisely when you are most confident about trusting your instincts that you are less likely to be right. So you should understand the difference between healthy persuasion and psychological manipulation.

Give your photos the star treatment they deserve.
12/12/2019
5 great (and free!) photo editing apps

Give your photos the star treatment they deserve.

Pretty up your pictures, remove unwanted objects, make a collage in seconds, and more with these free photo editing apps.

The much-hyped tech will be here in 2020. But it might not deliver the kind of super-fast internet experience you probab...
12/12/2019
5G’s rollout is confusing, uneven, and rife with problems

The much-hyped tech will be here in 2020. But it might not deliver the kind of super-fast internet experience you probably expect.

According to a new report by network analysis firm Opensignal, it can’t even help one of the most promising applications: streaming video that just. keeps. buffering.

When we are at ease being ourselves, we communicate more naturally.
12/12/2019
The secret to being a persuasive speaker

When we are at ease being ourselves, we communicate more naturally.

Spoiler alert: It’s going to take a bit of work, but it’s ultimately all about you.

“I was worried that my boss, who’s in his fifties, would see me as a ‘special, fragile, millennial snowflake’ who wasn’t...
12/12/2019
What to know about calling out sick for mental health reasons

“I was worried that my boss, who’s in his fifties, would see me as a ‘special, fragile, millennial snowflake’ who wasn’t committed to my job."

This is what you need to know about legal protections, talking with your boss, and the future of mental health protection at work.

More than half of American workers quit because they can't stand their boss.
12/11/2019
These are your bad boss stories

More than half of American workers quit because they can't stand their boss.

You wrote in with everything from a manager who micromanaged office snacks to an incident involving bed bugs.

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