Here’s a fun exercise. By combining niceties like Internet data speed, the cost of housing and food, and local weather conditions, NomadList has tallied up a list of the best places on Earth from which to work remotely. The top 10?
We took the Cadillac ELR out for a spin in Manhattan with Pam Fletcher, the executive chief engineer at GM for electric vehicles. The ELR has a 5.5’ battery in the chassis and a small gasoline engine up front. It also can be plugged in, making it a true plug-in hybrid.
"The ELR is the ultimate design statement: a luxury coupe, that, oh by the way, happens to be an electric car,” says Fletcher. With a nine-gallon tank and a total range of 380 miles, 37 of which are electric, the ELR is certainly eco-friendly. But is the price tag justified? Fast Company's Chris Dannen finds out.
“I came to an ugly realization that there was something wrong over here; that it was like the Twilight Zone for me. You come here and you notice something really weird. Where are the women?”
“Email is relentless. There’s no break. You’re on this treadmill. You’re trying to stay on top of your email, which really means staying on top of the tasks that you’re being asked to do on email, but then you keep getting more and more email which represents more and more tasks.”
"Orange topped the list with 25% of employers saying it was the color most likely to be associated with someone who is unprofessional."
In the first episode of FastCo Studios’s new series Power Couples, Neil And Rachel Blumenthal lean in—to each other.
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You’ll never be all things to all people. Accepting your shortcomings frees your energy for greater—albeit, more specific—endeavors.
Business leaders pay a great deal of attention to communication. Mastering what you need to say and how you need to say it are important factors if you’re going to be an effective communicator. However, one element of spoken communication is often overlooked—the way you speak.
We’ve all heard people whose voices are too grating, soft, or fake. Some people’s speech is so unpleasant that they undermine the speaker’s message entirely. However, you can take steps to improve the quality, tone, and expression of your voice, and how you express yourself vocally. It just takes a little know-how and practice.
YouTube wants to retain its stable of digital stars and is planning to invest millions of dollars to do so.
The revolutionary lab Counsyl is making genetic testing affordable, fast, and friendly.
“People can smell artificiality on you.”
You know you should take regular breaks during the workday, but did you know they should be exactly 17 minutes long?
"This was more than just a fun weekend getaway. It really affected people. It brought people together.”
Great things have come from Quirky and its community of inventors. but their biggest project, Aros, strained everyone.
Garthen Leslie is an IT consultant and looks the part. He’s geeky, quiet, and middle-aged, sporting a long, untucked white polo, khakis, and wire-framed glasses. But today, very suddenly, he is also the face of a new ideal—a symbol of how invention itself is being reinvented.
Groupthink can set in for new employees in mere days—which is why you should ask them on Day One what’s wrong with your company.
When something isn’t working out quite right, CEOs are often the last to know. But not at Emerald Therapeutics.
The biotech startup tasks all new hires with an unusual mandate: each new employee must fill out a “fresh-eye journal” criticizing and analyzing all aspects of the company. Newcomers are asked questions like “Describe a decision that the company has made that raises an eyebrow for you?” And their feedback is read by company co-CEOS Brian Frezza and D.J. Kleinbaum.
Frezza and Kleinbaum say they came up with the idea a year ago to help their startup avoid the trappings of corporate dysfunction and groupthink. After all, they founded Emerald with the idea of taking advantage of such weaknesses in the biotech industry.