Innovation from the lab to the world
PURDUE UNIVERSITY IS HELPING ITS RESEARCHERS BRING TRANSFORMATIVE DISCOVERIES TO MARKET
The (Near) Death of DTC Under pressure to turn a profit, once-hot brands are going into zombie mode: still functioning, but hollowed out.
Reporting that improves people's lives
CONSUMER REPORTS BUILDS ON ITS LONGSTANDING REPUTATION OF HELPING CONSUMERS MAKE BETTER DECISIONS
Collaboration for a cure
FOR ALSAC AND ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL, BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS YIELDS BIG RESULTS
Blazing a trail in the entertainment industry
STARZ MAKES BUSINESS DECISIONS THAT PROMOTE DIVERSITY BOTH ON AND OFF SCREEN
Beyond Words Cord Jefferson on the agony and the ecstasy of being a writer in Hollywood in 2023
A legacy of investing in its members
GOLDEN 1 CREDIT UNION OFFERS RESOURCES AND HOPE TO DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES
•IN THE MID-2000S, amid declining revenues from slumping CD sales, the music industry was offered two possible futures. The first was created in 2006 by Daniel Ek, whose new product, Spotify, streamed music from the cloud instantly, as if the music had already been downloaded directly on your device. Users could pay a subscription price—today it's $10.99—and listen to as much music as they wanted.
The second came courtesy of Radiohead, with the release of its album In Rainbows in 2007.
A commitment to conservation
SAN DIEGO ZOO WILDLIFE ALLIANCE'S MULTIPRONGED APPROACH IS HAVING GLOBAL IMPACT
4 WORK LIFE
Tirana Hassan, Human Rights Watch executive director, career questionnaire.
Local solutions to global challenges
HOW BUSINESS FOR GOOD IS ADDRESSING ENTREPRENEURIAL INEQUITY—AND CREATING LASTING CHANGES IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES
Once Upon a Time in the Midwest How Land O'Lakes is sowing the future of the agriculture industry
SELENA GOMEZ'S fast-growing COSMETICS COMPANY, Rare Beauty, is helping AN ENTIRE generation feel good in its skin.
BRANDS THAT MATTER RECOGNIZES COMpanies that build a connection with their audiences by being culturally relevant, making an impact, and communicating their mission and values clearly. This year's 165 honorees—68 General Excellence winners and 97 honorees among 30 categories—demonstrate brands at their best.
Pinterest Wants to Be Your Happy Place
Bill Ready took over as CEO of the image-based platform just over a year ago. With the rest of social media in flux, will his tack to kindness secure success?
I'VE LOGGED ON TO THE SITE, AS I OFTEN have since buying my house, in search of furniture. Pinterest's recommendation systems have risen to the challenge, accurately clocking my recent saves of rugs and nightstands as signs I might be looking to furnish a bedroom.
Pinterest, though, wants to go beyond showing me more of the same. It wants to inspire, as CEO Bill Ready tells me in a recent conversation. The platform pushes me to consider not only fabric swatches but also outfits and travel destinations and other things I might like, for as long as I feel like scrolling.
Pinterest's long, weird journey to becoming the shoppingcatalog app of its founder's dreams
FROM THE GROUND UP
JOHN FOLEY, PELOTON'S HIGH-FLYING COFOUNDER AND FOR MERCEO, IS PULLING BACK THE CURTAINS ON HIS COMEBACK ACT: A CUSTOM-RUG STARTUP.
FORMER PELOTON CEO JOHN FOLEY IS LAUNCHING HIS CHARM OFFENSIVE. I'VE JUST BEEN USHERED INTO THE MANHATTAN OFFICE OF HIS NEW STARTUP, THE RUG COMPANY ERNESTA, WHEN FOLEY APPEARS WITH A CRINKLED SMILE, SUMMER TAN, TIGHT-FITTING NAVY POLO, AND FIRM HANDSHAKE. FOR AN ERSTWHILE BILLIONAIRE FORCED TO EXIT THE COMPANY HE BUILT AMID A SHAREHOLDER REVOLT AND A SEA OF NEGATIVE PRESS, THE 52-YEAR-OLD SEEMS REMARKABLY UPBEAT, AS IF HE HAS SOMEHOW BOTTLED THE SUNSHINE OF HIS TEENAGE YEARS, WHEN HIS FAMILY LIVED IN FLORIDA (ON INSTAGRAM, HE'S @KEYLARGOJOHN).
FOUNDERS AND CEOS WHO'VE MADE INTRIGUING PIVOTS AFTER LEAVING THEIR HIGH-PROFILE COMPANIES
NOW YOU CAN TRACK THE PERFORMANCE OF FAST COMPANY'S MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANIES’ PUBLICLY TRADED HONOREES, TAKEN FROM THE DEFINITIVE LIST OF INNOVATORS TRANSFORMING BUSINESS AND SOCIETY.
AGENCY JONES KNOWLES RITCHIE REIMAGINES NUCLEAR ENERGY.