How to make a pie chart compelling? Get a robot to press one into an actual pie.
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Pixar’s animators have been known to tie their films together with subtle references. But the clip above reveals some of the harder-to-find hidden gems, like the grape soda thread you likely did not notice in both Toy Story and Up.
“Why am I crying on Oprah?” he asked. Because you’re amazing, Pharrell, that’s why.”
You’d think something as universal as money would be hassle-free to use. But with banks and card networks acting as invisible middlemen and imposing sizable exchange fees, some companies are creating radical new approaches to move cash from one place to another. Read more>
An inside look at the inner-workings of Google’s top-secret research lab.
Google X isn’t like most R&D labs. In this month’s feature, Fast Company was granted first-of-its kind access into Google’s top-secret research laboratory, where “moonshots” trump real-world feasibility, and failure is openly encouraged. “If we can get to a no quickly on an idea, that’s almost as good as getting to a yes,” says Rich DeVaul, head of Google X’s Rapid Evaluation team in the video above. Hit play to watch what happens when the very active imaginations of some very smart people are given free rein to fail.
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“Once this hypothetical machine was built, “it could take you from ground to orbit with a net of basically zero energy.”
Space elevators, teleportation, hoverboards, and driverless cars: The top-secret Google X innovation lab opens up about what it does—and how it thinks. Read more>
"Let’s be innovative and free ourselves from the old habits and beliefs that prevent us from inventing a better future."
The world has a challenge on its hands: As people rise out of poverty, their energy consumption rises, too, putting pressure on everyone around the globe to offer game-changing solutions to the greenhouse-gas crisis. These folks are meeting the task. Read more>
Chelsea Clinton is the product of two of the most powerful brands in the world. Now she’s finally carving out her own identity—by joining the family business. Read more>
“Office politics aren’t just bringing your company culture down—these same politics are also losing your company money.”