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Turning Creative Ideas Into Successful Businesses: 13 Inspiring Stories From 2014

Teenage lingerie entrepreneurs, feminist coders, crossword-puzzle game changers, the engineer shaping the future of wearables, and more.<p>The common thread of almost every <i>Fast Company</i> story is a creative person who had a compelling idea and managed to spin it into a successful company or organization …

A Top 10 List Of The 2014 Lists We Liked

1. The highlights. 2. Of the highlights.<p>The web itself was once famously described in a giant list (see right).<br>• That giant list became what we call Yahoo.<br>• The year will often be described in a giant list.<br>• Here, the list will be a list of the other lists, generally focused on media, science, and …

2014: Fast Company’s Year In Photo Essays

Look no further for our photo essay picks.<p>Over the past year, both online and in print, <i>Fast Company</i> has run photo essays on topics as diverse as Anna Kendrick and an Instagram-famous dog. Scroll down for editors’ picks on 2014’s most memorable photo-driven stories.<p>Anna Kendrick<p>The actress made …

7 Sure-Fire Ways To Get A Meeting With Anyone

If you’ve been dying to shake hands with someone you admire–or that one person who could unlock the next level of your career–don’t wait around for providence to bring you together.<p>There’s no shame in going after that otherwise unattainable meetup with a little name-dropping or digging up old …

The 10 Most Popular Leadership Stories Of 2014

A look back at 2014, through the stories you loved and shared the most.<p>In 2014, we tried to keep our work and lives in balance, find stillness in the chaos, and keep our personal brands shiny and optimally effective. We worked the social media scene, rearranged our office spaces, and discussed the …

The 10 Coolest Office Spaces Of 2014

From Yelp to Soundcloud, take a look at the most colorful, whimsical, and productivity-boosting office designs we saw this year.<p>Fluorescent-lit cubicles are so last century. The latest in corporate office design is about creating more than just a place for employees to sit and stare at their …

17 Small (And Totally Doable) Tweaks That Will Change Your Year

Your goals may be big, but small changes help you get there.<p>When we think about New Year’s resolutions, we often think about huge life changes: losing 50 lbs, being happier.<p>There’s nothing wrong with these goals, except that they’re so big they’re intimidating. A better approach? Look at tiny …

This Startup Wants To Turn Your City Into An Electric Scooter Heaven

Cars won’t fly in the world’s traffic-clogged future cities. That’s why this Tesla-like company wants to zip you around in a scooter–and power your house.<p>The world’s cities are rapidly getting larger. By 2050, more than 70% of the world’s population will live in urban areas. All of those people …

How Marketing Will Change In 2015: The Creative Forecast

Top agency, digital and brand players weigh in on the year to come.<p>It’s a new year and time for prediction and anticipation. How much mobile-first, e-commerce-driving engagement will you be programmatically integrating into your 2015 360 strategy?<p>Marketing has made real, beyond-buzzword shifts over …

Creativity

How To Lead A Purposeful Company Toward Social Change

While a cause can often find its voice through social media or grassroots movements, Purpose cofounder and CEO Jeremy Heimans believes using resources towards advocacy and movement building is the key.<p>“It’s often much more effective and much cheaper to solve that problem by changing policy or by …

Social Change

Behold! Someone Made An Employee Manual You’ll Actually Want To Read

EF Education First takes a colorful page from children’s book illustrations for its employee manual.<p>The company employee manual: Just saying those words is enough to lull you into a boredom-induced coma. And the idea of actually reading the content within–likely drier than the paper it’s printed …

Is Withings’ Activité Pop The First Truly Mainstream Smartwatch?

With the Activité Pop, the best looking wearable-slash-smartwatch just got better. How? By getting cheaper.<p>When the Withings Activité was announced in June of last year, it was a thing of beauty: a fitness tracker made with the same sophisticated looks and craftsmanship as a Swiss watch. But …

Inspiring Creative Advice From Ira Glass–Visualized, For a More Dynamic 2015

Few have been able to articulate the struggle of finding your creative footing better than Ira Glass. The producer and public radio magnate gave some advice on the topic to Public Radio International in 2009 that has resonated deeply in the years since. Pitched toward people just starting out, his …

Why I’m Excited By The New CO2 Fit App, An App To Get The Planet Fit

For years I have wondered: Why, if we can measure our fitness, or how many steps we are taking and thus get a measure of our overall health, why can’t we do the same with the environment? Why can’t someone create an app which “gamifies” us into cycling rather than driving, or taking a train or just …

Cryptocurrency

Philips Announces Multi-Room Speakers That Connect To Spotify

Don’t tell Taylor Swift! Philips has announced a set of speakers that connect directly to Spotify and allow you to move your queue to the speakers from your mobile device.<p>The system also supports an adapter, pictured, that lets you use your own speakers to get some dulcet tones out of your Spotify …

My Entrepreneurial Journey To Becoming A Digital Athlete

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Carmelo Anthony is a co-founder of Melo7 Tech Partners and a forward on the New York Knicks.</i><p>“Entrepreneur” might not be the first word that comes to mind when you think of me. People know me as a New York Knick, an Orangeman, an Olympian, a Nugget, a husband and a father. But I also …

After Raising $150 Million In Stealth Mode, What The Heck Is Gogoro?

In 2011, Gogoro raised $50 million. Three years later, another $100 million. And yet, no one seems to have any idea what the heck Gogoro does.<p>Until now.<p>Having somehow managed to keep their plans almost entirely under wraps for the last three years, the company is unveiling their first product as …

The Ring Is Real

It’s been almost a year since Takuro Yoshida and his team blew up Kickstarter with the Ring, a wearable that uses simple wand-like gestures to control gadgets in the home.<p>Promises abounded: You’ll be able to control the lights in your home with the flick of a finger. You’ll be able to change the …

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An Ode to Exploration, Himachal Pradesh

So happy to get in a few caves this morning before heading back to Japan. #hawaii #shorebreak #clarklittle #shoots 🆑👊. Nikon d4