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When Work Defines You

Naa-Sakle Akuete | Posted 01.14.2016 | Women
Naa-Sakle Akuete

Is success Wall Street and money? Not for me. Success is waking up every morning fulfilled by my work and confident that I'm forging a new American Dream. I want to share a lesson my mom taught me: It's not bad to be defined by what you do, so long as you can be proud and happy in that work.

This Is Every Meeting You've Ever Been In ... OMG ALL OF THEM

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 01.12.2016 | Comedy

Let's face it, there are two inescapable truths in this universe. One, starting sentences with "Let's face it" is about the coolest thing a writer can...

Collaborative Innovation: You Can't Do It Alone and Win

Brian Kennell | Posted 10.19.2015 | Business
Brian Kennell

Fail, fail and fail again. No executive wants to hear these words, let alone report them to his or her boards, or worse, shareholders. But when yo...

The Reasons Wearing A Halloween Costume To Work Can Be A Bad Idea

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 10.14.2015 | Comedy

It's fun to wear a costume for Halloween, but in a work environment, it's important that it be appropriate.  Fast Company has created the pe...

10 Rules for a Romantic Staycation

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 09.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Staycations played by these rules are the quickest stress-reducer I've found. Even it it's just for one day, give it a try -- and enjoy.

Facebook Notes Fail, Thanks to the Verge

Reid Wegley | Posted 08.21.2015 | Technology
Reid Wegley

This article is not intended as a dig at Facebook, but rather at the tech media. As with a good majority of the stories they cover today, the tech media in this case merely piggybacked on each other's headlines like vultures at the site of a kill.

Integrity Test

Ted Harro | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
Ted Harro

This is an Integrity Test. Integrity is about being truthful and upright. It's about not fudging your expense report even when no one's looking. But it's deeper than that.

Align Customer Needs, Innovation Strategy for Growth

Brian Kennell | Posted 08.05.2015 | Business
Brian Kennell

Companies at the forefront of their industries are able to anticipate and know what customers want before those customers may even be aware of how such breakthroughs would make their lives better.

Two Incredible Beatboxers Make Corporate Jargon Sound Way Better Than Your Boss Does

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 08.04.2015 | Comedy

"Let's circle back to that." Circle back? Why the circling? Why can't we just turn around and go back? Circling seems like an awful waste of...

Your Résumé Will Probably Need The Help Of This Résumé Angel

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 07.07.2015 | Comedy

  Booty69@gmail.com? Maybe not the best contact info. Writing your résumé is super boring, but it is essential to adultin...

5 New PR Tools That Crush It

Reid Wegley | Posted 06.04.2015 | Small Business
Reid Wegley

Since the majority of us don't have time for the evaluation piece of the puzzle, I've saved you the trouble of sorting through which PR tools you should skip and which one's you should add to your arsenal immediately.

Slow Down to Go Fast

Randy Pennington | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Randy Pennington

Regardless of how fast your company is today, the marketplace expects and rewards being faster and more nimble. Current success proves that correct choices were made yesterday.

Don't Be THAT Person In The Office. Ever.

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.04.2015 | Comedy

Are you the Bambi, the Moonlighter or the Overpromiser? For the love of God and workplace harmony, let's hope not. Fast Company gives 9-to-5ers ...

This Is How Awkward You Sound While Sneaking Out Of Work For A Job Interview

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 04.15.2015 | Comedy

"What, me, going to a job interview?? No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no ..." There's nothing quite as awkward as sneaking out of one job to go int...

Oh, No No No, Don't Ever Say That In A Meeting ... Ever.

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 03.18.2015 | Comedy

These definitely don't share well. Sometimes you get a little too comfortable with your co-workers, and that can lead to some embarrassing TMI mome...

Young and Entrepreneurial: Googler and Every Vowel Writer Jon Youshaei

David Ongchoco | Posted 04.20.2015 | College
David Ongchoco

The first person I'll be featuring in this series is Penn Alumnus Jon Youshaei who is a Google Associate Product Marketing Manager, writer and intrapreneur. Jon Youshaei is a first-generation American whose claim to fame has been having every vowel in his last name.

This Is What You Really Sound Like During A Job Interview

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 01.14.2015 | Comedy

No, your job interview didn't go "really well." So you lost your job after some poor decision making at the company holiday party, right? That's ro...

A 52-Second Guide To Ending Procrastination

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living

It's that time of year again. Final papers are being written, work projects are wrapping up and there's so much holiday shopping to do. But every t...

These Six Companies Broke The Rules Of Business...And Succeeded

Posted 06.10.2015 | Business

What do Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein and Thomas Jefferson have in common? They all veered from the traditional path. So did Mark Zuckerberg, Sergey...

Urge Pepsi to Stop Guzzling Tar Sands

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.09.2014 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

A fact sheet outlines the toxicity of this form of oil and the resulting ecological devastation from the extraction process. Additional concerns include the excessive use of fresh water, high risk of endangering water supplies, spills, and the data documenting a spiked rate of cancer in communities adjacent to drilling areas.

Michael Calderone

New Yorker Tops National Magazine Awards

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.02.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- The New Yorker led the pack Thursday night at the annual National Magazine Awards, winning four prizes, while Fast Company took home the c...

Cause Vs. Purpose

Merry Carole Powers | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
Merry Carole Powers

A cause is based on a desire to stop something. A purpose is rooted in a desire to start something. Cause is charity. Purpose is empowerment. A cause is your nemesis. A purpose is your muse. Should we break it down? Let's use hunger as an example.

Why You Need To Stop Bragging About How Busy You Are

Fast Company | Lisa Evans | Posted 04.22.2014 | World

Do you rush through the morning paper, barely skimming the headlines while answering emails and making kids’ lunches? Do you compete with coworkers ...

The Future Of Business: 4 Ways Companies Will Change

Fast Company | Posted 03.21.2014 | World

WHILE WE MAY NOT HAVE A CRYSTAL BALL, CURRENT BUSINESS TRENDS POINT TO A NOT-SO-DISTANT FUTURE THAT LOOKS VERY DIFFERENT. HERE ARE DR. DANA ARDI’S P...

The Depressing Reality Of Hollywood Casting

Posted 01.28.2014 | Women

Apparently, a pretty face still trumps a good joke in Hollywood. Allison Jones, the genius casting director responsible for our favorite "Freaks A...