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Evernote: Most Innovative Company | Fast Company

LeadershipI’m Evernote’s CEO–Here’s How I Stay Productive All Week LongChris O’Neill has over 10,000 notes in his own Evernote account, manages nine different Google calendars, and swears he’s got it all on track.<p>TechnologyThis Time, Evernote Consulted Its Users Before Revising Its Privacy …

Square: Most Innovative Company | Fast Company

NewsJack Dorsey says Walmart and McDonald’s are top merchants on Square’s Cash App<p>TechnologySquare Integrates With Caviar, Launches New Restaurant Point-Of-SaleAfter launching Square for Retail last spring, the payments company is tackling a new vertical.<p>NewsDoes Square’s Weebly acquisition put it …

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 …

The Unlikely Multimedia Path Of Guardian Interactive Guru Gabriel Dance

The computer scientist by trade put multimedia skills to use in journalism and helped usher The New York Times, News Corp., and now The Guardian into the digital era.<p>As an undergraduate at Colorado State, Gabriel Dance majored in computer science. But he didn’t follow his peers into the technology …

Journalism

Why Foursquare’s Dennis Crowley Obsessively Changes Location

“What we’re doing now has to be ten times different, more evolved six months from now,” Crowley says. Here’s why change is in his company’s DNA.<p>Dennis Crowley, the cofounder and CEO of Foursquare, has been consumed with how mobile information and location can dovetail together for a decade–since …

Four Square

The Small Steps Gaga’s Go-To Troy Carter Takes To Go Global

The founder of trailblazing talent and investment firm Atom Factory shares how he’s turned an industry in flux into his playground.<p>Troy Carter is founder and CEO of Atom Factory, a talent management and entertainment investment firm that counts Lady Gaga among its prized clients. Not that Carter …

New Music

Grabbing Life By The Balls: A Conversation With “Hey” Amber Rae

Does this deeply funded, eternally incubated startup generation need more encouragement? Yeah, actually. And Amber Rae is making a business out of it.<p>Revolution.is founder Amber Rae is an Internet soothsayer.<p>Each morning, she wakes up, drinks a green smoothie, and checks her social networks. Then …

Peter Thiel

Generation Flux Salon: What Does Talent Look Like In An Age Of Flux?

Welcome to the 21st century, an era when the old rules have changed and the new ones are evolving all the time. Share your strategies for navigating this era of chaos–and learn from some of the most successful members of the league of innovators dubbed Generation Flux by <i>Fast Company</i> editor-in-chief …

General Electric

Box Founder Aaron Levie On The Fears And Realities Of Our Chaotic Times

The Innovators Dilemma argues that we should disrupt ourselves before we get disrupted. But what happens when that’s not enough? The wiry, 27-year-old founder of a $1.2 billion business has ideas.<p>Aaron Levie looks like a mad scientist. He’s not disheveled, but he’s got a jangly energy, along with a …

Innovation

This Is Generation Flux: Meet The Pioneers Of The New (And Chaotic) Frontier Of Business

The future of business is pure chaos. Here’s how you can survive–and perhaps even thrive.<p><b>DJ Patil pulls a 2-foot-long metalbar</b> from his backpack. The contraption, which he calls a “double pendulum,” is hinged in the middle, so it can fold in on itself. Another hinge on one end is attached to a …

Innovation

Generation Flux: Raina Kumra

Raina Kumra is a former documentary filmmaker, digital strategy guru at Wieden+Kennedy, and founder of Light Up Malawi, but is now a federal contractor–the Codirector of Innovation at the federal agency, the Broadcasting Board of Governors.<p><b>“Fear holds a lot of people back,”</b> says Raina Kumra, 34. …

Duke University

Terri Kelly, The “Un-CEO” Of W.L. Gore, On How To Deal With Chaos: Grow Up

Embrace “rainmakers,” says the leader of the company behind Gore-Tex. Her mantra for seeing 10,000 associates in dozens of countries through turbulent times: maturity.<p>Terri Kelly is the “un-CEO” of W.L. Gore, the brand best known for consumer products like Gore-Tex fabric and Elixir guitar strings …

Leadership

The Four-Year Career

Lessons from the new world of quicksilver work, where “career planning” is an oxymoron.<p><b>Adam Hasler looks like</b> a footloose millennial. He’s worked as a model, waited tables, and lived all over the world. But at 28, there’s more to his résumé than meets the eye.<p>He earned a dual degree in history and …

Employment

The Secrets Of Generation Flux

How brilliantly managed chaos sparks success inside Nike, Box, Cisco, Foursquare, Intuit, and more.<p><b>If Wes Anderson ever</b> conjures up a hipster mad scientist, he’ll look a lot like Aaron Levie, the cofounder and CEO of an Internet company called Box. Levie’s a mess of jangly nerves, topped by a wild …

Leadership

The TipTop App Gives You The Best Of Everything In NYC

Betaworks, the company that made Digg cool again, is testing TipTop, a nifty, local discovery web tool that surfaces the best of everything in New York City.<p>TipTop, which went live last night, doesn’t bother itself with stars, grades, or long-winded reviews. Upon sign-up, TipTop will ask you to …

The 7 Counterintuitive Social Media Mistakes You May be Making

<i>This post was originally published on the Buffer blog.</i><p>I’m pretty well known for making mistakes. It’s kind of a known trait of mine. Just this weekend I walked into a door because I didn’t open it properly first.<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly terrifying”According to VICE, TNW …

Whale hunting or scale hunting?

Just before the holiday break last December, a new(ish) member of our team sent me a worried message about a MailChimp customer who was threatening …

This Is Why We Love To Invest In Marketing Before Customer Experience

This post was originally created as a guest post for CX Journey.<p>We like to invest in strategies that will give us a quick ROI but that are rarely …