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5 Habits Of The Most Creative People

How do the most creative people work? Bryan Cranston, Kendrick Lamar, Max Levchin, and other creatively supercharged folks share their methods.<p>What do a startup king, a social network innovator, a hip hop prince, perhaps the best actor on television, and two absolutely hilarious dudes have in …

Silicon Valley

Does Google Glass Have A Branding Problem? Marketing Experts Map Steps To Mainstream Success

Still in its test phase, Google Glass may be dorked to death before it gets the opportunity to take off. Here, marketing players from a range of agencies provide their assessment of Glass’s chances and some suggestions for paving the way to mainstream success.<p>Google’s much-hyped wearable computer, …

Breaking Out A Bespoke Sneaker Company With A Little Help From IE And HTML5

Bespoke sneaker company PMK Customs is about to break out into big time customization thanks to a new site built by Microsoft’s IE team.<p>“This is going to shock the world,” says Andre Scott, the outspoken founder and CEO of PMK Customs. He’s talking about the slick customization function on the …

Shoes

The Second Captains @ The Irish Times

Ireland park the bus, greatest choke, sore losers<p>The Ireland team has been named for our second Six Nations game against Italy this weekend. We …

Net Neutrality Supporters Protest at Google HQ

Protestors (peacefully) storm the Googleplex and demand net neutrality.<p>Signs from Friday’s net neutrality protest at Google are long gone, but the debate lingers.<p>At issue is creating equal access to the Internet, regardless of site or use. The idea being, net users should be able to go anywhere …

Why You Should Scrap That Ladder-Climbing Plan And Go Backpacking Around The World, Instead

All the latest trends in career development suggest young people–and, really, all of us–need to get on the ball early, or end up flipping burgers. The Bold Academy’s Amber Rae doesn’t buy it. Consider this the commencement address everyone needs to hear.<p>Attention all twentysomethings:<p>Backpacking …

Trading

8. Bryan Cranston

Actor, Breaking Bad<p>The Indelible Character<p><i>Breaking Bad</i> has become one of the most remarkable TV series in history because of Bryan Cranston’s Walter White, a genius chemist beaten down by life who, in the words of series creator Vince Gilligan, metamorphosizes from “Mr. Chips to Scarface.” Cranston …

TV

Sweating The Details: This Workstation Doubles As A Personal Gym

Send an email. Jump rope. Send an email. Do some kettlebell push-ups. Repeat.<p>If the buzz around the Internet watercooler is correct, sitting is the new smoking and our sedentary desk jobs are slowly sucking the life out of us. We need to move around more, but ironically, the most ergonomic office …

Public Policy

If You Screw Up, Be Honest About It And Your Customers Will Forgive You

Imagine for a moment that your new business was the savior of an entire community. Now, imagine the fallout when your new business accidentally destroyed the trust of that entire community with one defective product.<p>This imaginary scenario became very real for the Impossible Project a few years …

Customers

7 Slightly Crazy Ways To Build A Happy, Productive, And Transparent Company

So you just started launched your business. Why not create a culture you actually want to be a part of? Buffer’s Leo Widrich explains how.<p>Building a “normal” startup was never something that excited us much at Buffer. After all, if you go ahead and start your own company, you finally have the …

Salaries & Wages

Snoop Lion Gets Dickensian for Adidas’ Holiday Campaign, Urges You to “Un-Scrooge Yourself”

This year’s holiday season is coming in like a lion. Snoop Lion, that is.<p>“Happy holidizzle, y’all,” the former Dogg announces from a cozy, fireplace-side nook at the top of Adidas’ new video. As he lounges and exhales smoke from what is surely some sort of tobacco pipe, Snoop Lion (are you used to …

11 Of The World’s Hottest Bikes

New York City’s soon-to-be-launched bike-sharing program has met with Big Apple-size skepticism. It’s too dangerous for a city with so little cycling infrastructure, detractors cry. The bike stations are too ugly (and a blight on historic neighborhoods), and the bikes themselves are crass …

New York City

Want To Make Money? Build A Business On A Bike Lane

Research from New York City notes that newly installed protected bike lanes do more than keep bikers safe–they raise the income of the stores they are in front of.<p>We’ve written before about cyclonomics–the economic impact of biking. Studies show that cycling brings in tourists, delivers jobs, and …

BuzzFeed: Most Innovative Company | Fast Company

BuzzFeed is a New York-based Internet media company founded in 2006 by the entrepreneur Jonah Peretti. Known for its highly shareable news posts, quizzes, and its signature "listicles," BuzzFeed has grown to include 11 editions—from Australia to Mexico—and has raised $496 million in capital as of …

Airbnb: Most Innovative Company | Fast Company

Airbnb is an American home rental platform based in San Francisco that lets people list, find, and rent short-term lodging in 65,000 cities and more than 191 countries across the globe. Founded in 2008 by Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia, and Nathan Blecharczyk, it has done more than any other company to …

Google: Most Innovative Company | Fast Company

When Google CEO Larry Page created a new holding company called Alphabet in 2015, initiatives such as self-driving cars and health tech got divvied up into new companies, and Google became an Alphabet division with a sharper focus on internet services and software. Today’s Google, now led by CEO …

Pinterest: Most Innovative Company | Fast Company

Pinterest is an online pin board of visual inspiration founded in 2009 by Ben Silbermann, Evan Sharp, and Paul Sciarra. Covering everything from travel to home renovation projects, it is a unique social platform that gives its users a place to express what they want in the future. Every idea is …

Uber: Most Innovative Company | Fast Company

Uber Technologies is an American app-based transportation platform headquartered in San Francisco, California. Launched in 2010, Uber may be best known for pioneering the ride-hailing business, but the $68 billion company has much broader ambitions. In 2016, it acquired Silicon Valley startup Otto …

Fab: Most Innovative Company | Fast Company

Fast CompanyFab Cofounder Bradford Shellhammer Is Launching Design Sales Site BezarShellhammer’s second go at a design-sales site will focus on partnerships with established brands sold beside “hip, undiscovered” products.<p>Fast CompanyHow To Organize Your Entire Life With Topo Bags<p>Fast CompanyFab …

Square: Most Innovative Company | Fast Company

Square, founded in 2009, is a payments company dedicated to serving micro-entrepreneurs and growing small businesses. The company’s debut product, a small white card reader designed to plug into a smartphone, signaled that cofounder and CEO Jack Dorsey saw an opportunity to introduce simplicity …

Amazon: Most Innovative Company | Fast Company

Amazon is a cloud computing giant and the largest American e-commerce company. It was founded in 1994 by Jeff Bezos.<p>Originally known for selling books through its website (and later digital versions via its Kindle e-reader), Amazon has built up a customer service, inventory, and shipping empire …

Nike: Most Innovative Company | Fast Company

During the 2016 Olympics, Nike put female athletes in the spotlight in its popular "Unlimited" ad campaign—and it promoted diversity in its own business. In 2016, the majority of the company’s employees were minorities, and women made up 48% of its global workforce.<p>The company is also a pioneer in …

Meet An Artist Who’s Mastered The Painstaking Art Of Calligraphy

A new monograph of the artist’s work shows the value of analog craft in the digital age.<p>One of the world’s greatest working calligraphers is a man named Luca Barcellona, and he’s only 34 years old. His recent book, <i>Take Your Pleasure Seriously</i>, is a monographic look at his contemporary …

Calligraphy

The Publishing Industry's Secret Sauce Is You

NEW YORK CITY – Personalization is as much a buzzword nowadays as disruption, big data, or the cloud. It might also be part of the solution to pull …

AirBnB Now Disrupting San Francisco Housing Market

San Francisco rent prices are notoriously sky high, bolstered by the onslaught of newly minted tech millionaires moving up from the peninsula.<p>Can't …

Why E-Mail Newsletters Won't Die

Paul Berry is trying to build the news engine of the future, but, like many online media pioneers, he’s finding he just can’t escape the grubby …

The Verge interview: David Carr on curation, crowdsourcing, and the future of journalism

David Carr has written about media for over 25 years, from his early days in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Washington, D.C., to his current post at <i>The New York Times</i>, where he’s been for almost a decade. His weekly column, "The Media Equation," covers all aspects of journalism and culture, especially …

'Game of Thrones' author George R.R. Martin on piracy, video games, and new shows with HBO

The man behind 'the biggest show that HBO has ever done'<p>George R.R. Martin is the man behind <i>A Song of Ice and Fire</i> — the series of epic novels upon which HBO's <i>Game of Thrones</i> is based. A novelist and screenwriter, Martin's career has spanned a number of genres and mediums, from short stories to the …

8 Successful Entrepreneurs Give Their Younger Selves Lessons They Wish They’d Known Then

Execs and investors from Pandora, IDEO, Andreessen Horowitz, SoundCloud, and Kleiner Perkins, among other masters of disruption, share the wisdom they’ve gathered on the way to the top.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Looking …

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