Have you been told that you need to be more strategic? Whether through 360 feedback or after a failed promotion attempt, being told that you aren’t strategic enough really stings. Worse is when you try
Ever since the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters was signed in 1999, satellite companies like DMC International Imaging have had a clear protocol with which to provide valuable imagery
If you hang around climate scientists, you often hear the saying “Uncertainty is not our friend.” It came to mind yesterday, when two teams of scientists released papers that reached the same terrifying
The wind business crashed in 2013, yet a record number of turbine farms are under construction in the U.S. The news from the wind industry last week didn’t look good. The booming business of minting money
A new study shows that bivalves can make dynamic and cost-effective sea walls, a potentially valuable tool for protecting coastal communities from rising sea levels. Sea walls have been around for centuries.
This month kicks off with May Day, an international holiday for workers, and in one US city they got a little bit of good news: The Mayor of Seattle announced a plan to raise the hourly minimum wage to
The German photographer Henrik Spohler, in his new book, “The Third Day,” offers a compelling yet daunting look at industrialized agriculture. Beginning in 2010, Spohler visited agricultural facilities,
A consultant's report on Newfoundland's power failures in January blames insufficient generation and equipment maintenance, and says there's an "unacceptably high risk" of future blackouts. The report
While working in the commercial fertilizer industry, self-described "Manitoba farm boy" Wade Barnes saw an incredible amount of waste as farmers frequently applied too much fertilizer to their fields.
Another year, another breakthrough in Chipotle’s blinding burrito-making speed. Over the first three months of 2014, the US Mexican-food chain saw an average increase of seven transactions per hour at
No one now alive has experienced anything similar in North America or Europe, except in the middle of a forest fire or a volcanic eruption. Everyone "knows" that China is badly polluted. I've written the
In technology, it’s sometimes good to let a pioneer figure out the pitfalls of a new market. Apple’s iPod transformed music listening after countless lesser MP3 players failed to make a real dent. Google
Lagging soda sales in the US are a given nowadays. But it’s another thing entirely for soda sales to drop worldwide. Coca-Cola sold less soda globally through the first three months of 2014 than it did
Displaying data can be a tricky proposition, because different rules apply in different contexts. A sales director presenting financial projections to a group of field reps wouldn’t visualize her data
fastcoexist.com - About the author Ben Schiller is a New York staff writer for Fast Company. Previously, he edited a European management magazine and was a reporter in San Francisco, Prague, and Brussels. More
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