“That said, it was painful to listen to this call, and I am not surprised that we have been criticized for it.”
First standing desks, then walking desks. Now this?
Productivity seekers intimidated by treadmill desks can now thank the Kickstarter gods for Cubii, an elliptical desk companion. Much like the fitness machine found at your local gym, Cubii is a low-impact way to feel like you’re doing exercise. And, unlike treadmill desks, which can cost upwards of $1,000 and barely fit in a cubicle, Cubii slides right under your desk and retails for $350.
It’s a pretty simple concept: To deter the effects of Sedentary Death Syndrome, just pedal. It comes with an app to track progress. (Of course it does.)
Cubii has received more than $80,000 in funding, exceeding its Kickstarter goal.
Let us count the ways this is absurd.
“You can really make sense of what people find appealing from the data if you have enough of it. It’s been fun to be really big dorks when it comes to dinner.”
The problem with wearables is that usually people stop wearing them. According to one recent report, one-third of users of activity-tracking wearables, like the Fitbit and the Jawbone, toss their devices aside after just six months.
To overcome this, a small cadre of companies has been furiously working to develop smaller, sleeker, more discreet devices that monitor health and wellness—in the form of temporary tattoos, band-aids, and ingestible pills.
The graphic designers behind the new Diagon Alley theme park reveal how they translate the stuff of film and books into real-world magic.
Since way back when Romans ruled, ACs have evolved very little. Several companies are now on the case. How cool is that?
CMO Frances Allen talks about Denny’s (dennys) content marketing success, how it manages its offbeat social media persona and 5 core principles driving it all.
Want something better? The founder of Blue Bottle Coffee found the market “repulsive,” and decided to take on the industry.
Back-biting, gossiping, whispers about who will quit next — sounds like a nightmare work environment. But is quitting the only solution?
The company that somehow popularized colorful plastic clogs is closing 100 stores and cutting jobs after major drops in profits.
"I’m the person in charge." The first female four star admiral discusses her exciting and challenging work.
A sort of strange ad for Apple. But not a bad one. Quite fun. Nice Heisenberg shout-out as well as old logo throw-back at the end. Do I smell a comeback?
I love this. Gets back to the message that at the end of the day technology is inherently personal despite being a constant part of everyday life for almost everyone.
A look at the six most popular newsletters on TinyLetter and what they’re doing right.
So you want to start a newsletter. The medium is having a moment, a phenomenon even the New York Times' esteemed media critic has noticed. The time to jump on the bandwagon, before brands take over and ruin everything, is now.
But how? Fast Company spoke with TinyLetter, the platform of choice for newsletter writers, about what aspiring email tycoons can learn from its most popular emailers.
These are the six most popular and influential personal newsletters, in no particular order, according to TinyLetter’s internal numbers.