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Fast Company

May/June 2021
Magazine

Fast Company takes you inside the minds of the most progressive business leaders. Meet the real innovators of our age and see the latest in design, sustainability, marketing, and social responsibility.

Workers Mean Business

Devil’s Bargain? Not Anymore • Artists need brands for funding. Brands need artists for authenticity. Here’s why selling out has lost its stigma.

THE CREATOR MONETIZATION PLAYBOOK • Making a living today requires a multipronged offensive strategy.

Innovating their way to a timely solution • WHEN THE PANDEMIC HIT, LABCORP ROSE TO THE OCCASION

Amber On Air • Late-night TV host and groundbreaking comedy writer Amber Ruffin explains what can happen when you think like a performer.

AMBER DOES WHAT • Highlights from Ruffin’s career

Success Stories • How Wattpad’s self-publishing platform became a user-generated entertainment empire

Addition by reduction • BY “MINIATURIZING THE CHEMISTRY,” TWIST BIOSCIENCE IS REVOLUTIONIZING THE RESEARCH POTENTIAL FOR SYNTHETIC DNA

Back to Work, Differently • We’ve all been changed by the pandemic. New office designs reflect that.

Dance Dance Revolution • Ballet principal James Whiteside has expanded the audience for his art by pushing its boundaries.

The Drive-In Renaissance • The tradition of watching movies from a car saw a revival over the past year-and this time it’s got some new features.

Building a more equitable healthcare system • INCLUSIVITY AND DIVERSITY ARE KEY TO LEVELING THE PLAYING FIELD

the recommender.

Music for a Road Trip

Imagining a new digital workspace • BLUESCAPE ENABLES COMPLEX COLLABORATION AMID TRANSFORMATIVE TIMES

My Daily Media Diet

Solving the puzzle of efficient shipping • BREAKTHROUGH’S NOVEL APPROACH TO DATA AND TECHNOLOGY HELPS UNTANGLE A PERENNIAL PROBLEM IN THE TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY

my operating system. • Yvonne Orji, actor, stand-up comedian, and author of Bamboozled by Jesus: How God Tricked Me Into the Life of My Dreams, takes our career questionnaire.

FAVORITE INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS

Bearing fruit with groundbreaking marketing • INNOVATION IS THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND AVOCADOS FROM MEXICO BRAND’S MARKET PENETRATION AND IMPRESSIVE GROWTH

What to Read • Jonathan Beane, senior vice president and chief diversity and inclusion officer, NFL

Using robots to make smarter warehouses • GEEK+ IS INNOVATING TO HELP GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS RUN MORE SMOOTHLY

Hiring Heroes: Why Veterans Make Great Tech Employees • MILITARY VETERANS COME WITH THE SOFT SKILLS EMPLOYERS VALUE MOST, AND MANY HAVE BACKGROUNDS IN TECHNOLOGY

THE ASCENT OF SARA NELSON • ASSOCIATION OF FLIGHT ATTENDANTS PRESIDENT SARA NELSON HAS BECOME THE MOST PROMINENT LABOR LEADER IN AMERICA. NOW SHE’S POISED TO HELP THE ENTIRE LABOR MOVEMENT TAKE OFF.

POWER IN THE HAND OF A WORKER • THE PAST DECADE HAS SEEN A REINVIGORATED EFFORT TO BRING DIGNITY AND EQUALITY TO MORE EMPLOYEES.

Forging a path to carbon transparency • HOW LOGITECH’S LOW-CARBON DESIGN STRATEGY IS TRANSFORMING AN INDUSTRY

6 CREATIVE WAYS WORKERS ARE TAKING BACK POWER

Making investing accessible for everyone • APEX IS LEADING A MOVEMENT AIMED AT DEMOCRATIZING PERSONAL FINANCE

PORTRAIT OF THE AMERICAN WORKER • BESSEMER, ALABAMA – SITE OF THE HISTORIC UNIONIZATION CAMPAIGN AT AN AMAZON WAREHOUSE – IS LIKE A LOT OF AMERICAN TOWNS: PEOPLE WANT GOOD JOBS, AND THAT MEANS NOT JUST WAGES BUT DIGNITY AND RESPECT, TOO.

PLANET AIRBNB

AROUND THE WORLD • Airbnb’s product launches and other experiments over the years

World Changing Ideas • These 10 companies—all honorees from this year’s awards—are tackling some of the most serious...


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Fast Company takes you inside the minds of the most progressive business leaders. Meet the real innovators of our age and see the latest in design, sustainability, marketing, and social responsibility.

Workers Mean Business

Devil’s Bargain? Not Anymore • Artists need brands for funding. Brands need artists for authenticity. Here’s why selling out has lost its stigma.

THE CREATOR MONETIZATION PLAYBOOK • Making a living today requires a multipronged offensive strategy.

Innovating their way to a timely solution • WHEN THE PANDEMIC HIT, LABCORP ROSE TO THE OCCASION

Amber On Air • Late-night TV host and groundbreaking comedy writer Amber Ruffin explains what can happen when you think like a performer.

AMBER DOES WHAT • Highlights from Ruffin’s career

Success Stories • How Wattpad’s self-publishing platform became a user-generated entertainment empire

Addition by reduction • BY “MINIATURIZING THE CHEMISTRY,” TWIST BIOSCIENCE IS REVOLUTIONIZING THE RESEARCH POTENTIAL FOR SYNTHETIC DNA

Back to Work, Differently • We’ve all been changed by the pandemic. New office designs reflect that.

Dance Dance Revolution • Ballet principal James Whiteside has expanded the audience for his art by pushing its boundaries.

The Drive-In Renaissance • The tradition of watching movies from a car saw a revival over the past year-and this time it’s got some new features.

Building a more equitable healthcare system • INCLUSIVITY AND DIVERSITY ARE KEY TO LEVELING THE PLAYING FIELD

the recommender.

Music for a Road Trip

Imagining a new digital workspace • BLUESCAPE ENABLES COMPLEX COLLABORATION AMID TRANSFORMATIVE TIMES

My Daily Media Diet

Solving the puzzle of efficient shipping • BREAKTHROUGH’S NOVEL APPROACH TO DATA AND TECHNOLOGY HELPS UNTANGLE A PERENNIAL PROBLEM IN THE TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY

my operating system. • Yvonne Orji, actor, stand-up comedian, and author of Bamboozled by Jesus: How God Tricked Me Into the Life of My Dreams, takes our career questionnaire.

FAVORITE INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS

Bearing fruit with groundbreaking marketing • INNOVATION IS THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND AVOCADOS FROM MEXICO BRAND’S MARKET PENETRATION AND IMPRESSIVE GROWTH

What to Read • Jonathan Beane, senior vice president and chief diversity and inclusion officer, NFL

Using robots to make smarter warehouses • GEEK+ IS INNOVATING TO HELP GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS RUN MORE SMOOTHLY

Hiring Heroes: Why Veterans Make Great Tech Employees • MILITARY VETERANS COME WITH THE SOFT SKILLS EMPLOYERS VALUE MOST, AND MANY HAVE BACKGROUNDS IN TECHNOLOGY

THE ASCENT OF SARA NELSON • ASSOCIATION OF FLIGHT ATTENDANTS PRESIDENT SARA NELSON HAS BECOME THE MOST PROMINENT LABOR LEADER IN AMERICA. NOW SHE’S POISED TO HELP THE ENTIRE LABOR MOVEMENT TAKE OFF.

POWER IN THE HAND OF A WORKER • THE PAST DECADE HAS SEEN A REINVIGORATED EFFORT TO BRING DIGNITY AND EQUALITY TO MORE EMPLOYEES.

Forging a path to carbon transparency • HOW LOGITECH’S LOW-CARBON DESIGN STRATEGY IS TRANSFORMING AN INDUSTRY

6 CREATIVE WAYS WORKERS ARE TAKING BACK POWER

Making investing accessible for everyone • APEX IS LEADING A MOVEMENT AIMED AT DEMOCRATIZING PERSONAL FINANCE

PORTRAIT OF THE AMERICAN WORKER • BESSEMER, ALABAMA – SITE OF THE HISTORIC UNIONIZATION CAMPAIGN AT AN AMAZON WAREHOUSE – IS LIKE A LOT OF AMERICAN TOWNS: PEOPLE WANT GOOD JOBS, AND THAT MEANS NOT JUST WAGES BUT DIGNITY AND RESPECT, TOO.

PLANET AIRBNB

AROUND THE WORLD • Airbnb’s product launches and other experiments over the years

World Changing Ideas • These 10 companies—all honorees from this year’s awards—are tackling some of the most serious...


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