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How to win a National Magazine Award

medium.com — As you can see, half of the features fell in the range of 8,000 to 12,500 words. The longest, Pamela Colloff's 27,752-word " The Innocent Man" took the record by a good 4,000 words. It's not impossible to win an award without writing long, but it is exceedingly rare.
Jan 25, 2016

RT @RewritePodcast: How to win an @ASME1963 award in feature writing in six easy steps: medium.com/@RewritePodcas…

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The Oracle of Silicon Valley

inc.com — Tim O'Reilly tentatively lifts a finger and then lurches toward a microphone, brushing past a line of besuited men and women that includes Gavin Newsom, the mayor of San Francisco; Vivek Kundra, the White House chief information officer; and half a dozen bored television and radio reporters.

Why Walking Tours, Snacks, And, Yes, Sex Tourism, Are Key To Airbnb’s Future

fastcompany.com — How radical is Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky's vision for the future of travel? Radical enough that last November, at the Airbnb Open-a gathering of some 5,000 hosts-the opening act for Chesky's keynote included an earnest celebration of a rarely celebrated breed of traveller: The sex tourist.
Jan 12, 2016

like the Birthright organizers in Israel, Airbnb encourages you to fuck while abroad fastcompany.com/3055243/why-wa… pic.twitter.com/oDQj5iaQUH

Can Airbnb Unite The World?

fastcompany.com — They'd come from 110 countries, including Cuba, New Zealand, Kenya, and even Greenland. They'd spent $295 for three days of talks, parties, and sightseeing as part of the second annual Airbnb Open. On an unseasonably warm November afternoon, they gathered in a tented, football-field-size arena in Paris's Parc de la Villette, 5,000 wildly enthusiastic hosts who offer apartments and bedrooms for rent on Airbnb.

Elon Musk Powers Up: Inside Tesla's $5 Billion Gigafactory

fastcompany.com — Elon Musk walks briskly onto the stage as hard rock blasts in the background. The guitar riff, which sounds like entrance music suitable for a professional wrestler or a minor-league cleanup hitter, fades out, and Musk surveys the crowd, nodding his head a few times and then sticking his hands in his pockets.
Nov 17, 2015

Elon Musk let me into the Gigafactory for @fastcompany; here's what I saw: fastcompany.com/3052889/elon-m… (tip @techmeme)

Nov 17, 2015

Batteries that don't suck: @ElonMusk gave @chafkin an exclusive peek at @TeslaMotors' $5 billion Gigafactory fastcompany.com/3052889/elon-m…

Nov 17, 2015

RT @noahr: Batteries that don't suck: @ElonMusk gave @chafkin an exclusive peek at @TeslaMotors' $5 billion Gigafactory fastcompany.com/3052889/elon-m…

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Uber: the $50 billion brainwave

thetimes.co.uk — Uber has changed the way we travel. Now, its controversial CEO, Travis Kalanick, wants to revolutionise our roads - with driverless cars Jordan Kretchmer remembers what Travis Kalanick was like before Uber was Uber. Kretchmer was a 25-year-old college dropout with a lot of ideas, and Kalanick had even more.

Shark Tank S7, Ep 5: Five Jerks And A Drone

fastcocreate.com — Hello, sharks! David Lidsky is out of town, so you've got me, your sulky second-string recapper, in a bad mood because this was the second straight episode with no guest sharks. This week's episode opens, promisingly enough, with beef jerky-really, really good beef jerky that is made exclusively from filet mignon.

How Failed JC Penney CEO Ron Johnson Is Redeeming Himself With Enjoy

fastcompany.com — Most mornings, Ron Johnson rises just after 4 a.m., without the use of an alarm clock, and sets off on a five-mile run. "My strategy is, if I wake up before 3 a.m., I go back to sleep," he explains to a group of his employees, a dozen men and women in their twenties who listen with a mix of awe and a little horror.
Oct 26, 2015

for @fastcompany's latest issue, I profile Ron Johnson, the retail guru who is back with a new company @goEnjoy fastcompany.com/3051611/behind…

Oct 26, 2015

"I realized big companies are not my thing," says Johnson, explaining his startup. "I love beginnings." fastcompany.com/3051611/behind…

Oct 26, 2015

Ron Johnson flamed out at JCPenney. Now, the Apple-retail guru is ready for his second act. @chafkin fastcompany.com/3051611/behind…

Oct 26, 2015

He Made Target and Apple Stores Cool. After His JCP Flop, The Redemption of Ron Johnson fastcompany.com/3051611/behind… by @chafkin via @FastCompany

Oct 26, 2015

How Ron Johnson, the former Apple retail chief, is redeeming himself. @FastCompany fastcompany.com/3051611/behind…

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SolarCity's Rooftop Panels Are About To Get Way, Way Better

fastcompany.com — SolarCity, the solar energy company that Elon Musk helped found, has been on a tear over the past several years, adding thousands of employees, expanding across the country, and building what will be North America's largest solar panel manufacturing facility in Buffalo, New York.
Oct 02, 2015

SolarCity about to announce super-efficient panels. I did a little piece in @FastCompany fastcompany.com/3051844/tech-f…

Oct 02, 2015

This headline and article suffer from an excess of hype. @sunpower X Series=21.5% efficient. @chafkin @FastCompany fastcompany.com/3051844/tech-f…

Oct 03, 2015

Via @solarcity "Solar Panels Are About To Get Way, Way Better" buff.ly/1MRibjg #renewableenergy

The Story of Oculus Rift

vanityfair.com — Mark Zuckerberg made a $2 billion bet on a virtual-reality headset called the Oculus Rift, brainchild of 22-year-old Palmer Luckey, who sold his Kickstarter-funded breakthrough to Facebook this spring. With the Rift about to hit the market, and the competition heating up, Max Chafkin reports on what lies ahead.
Sep 08, 2015

The first time Mark Zuckerberg met Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey, he was charmed by his lack of social graces vanityfair.com/news/2015/09/o…

Sep 08, 2015

Culture fit: When Zuckerberg met Luckey, and (virtual) sparks flew vanityfair.com/news/2015/09/o…

Sep 08, 2015

RT @mims: The first time Mark Zuckerberg met Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey, he was charmed by his lack of social graces vanityfair.com/news/2015/09/o…

Sep 08, 2015

new in @vanityfair my story on Facebook's acquisition of Oculus. Why Mark Zuckerberg and others think VR will be big vanityfair.com/news/2015/09/o…

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Feb 09, 2016

so much great stuff in this @bw by @MonteReel1 on the business and mechanics of high stakes horse "covering" bloomberg.com/features/2016-…

Feb 03, 2016

@mccarthyryanj @williamalden Pretty sure they're hiring. It's a hot market for sleep reporters

Feb 01, 2016

Good time to revisit this wonderful (and wonderfully dense) piece of journalism. (Congrats @bw!) bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-…

Feb 01, 2016

RT @ASME1963: .@BW wins the Single-Topic Issue category for “Code: An Essay.” Congrats to @ellenjpollock1 & the @BW team! #ellies

Jan 27, 2016

"Changing the button is like Coca-Cola messing with its secret recipe." Great piece @sarahfrier in @bw on Chris Cox bloomberg.com/features/2016-…

Jan 25, 2016

RT @jimaley: Insta-Headlines You Can't Use Too Often: The ________ Whisperer The ________ That Ate the World _________'s Quest for World Domination

Jan 25, 2016

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