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A Mathematical Argument For More Women In Leadership

fastcompany.com — In surprising news to old boys' clubs everywhere, research findings indicate appointing women to company boards and installing them in C-suites has correlated with positive bottom-line performance. Several studies have shown when boards had at least one woman on them the absolute, and relative share prices--as well as overall financial performance of these organizations--surpassed those of companies who host boardrooms comprised solely of men.
Sep 30, 2014

RT @JillGeisler: Do the math. More women in leadership roles equals greater company success. fastcompany.com/3036365/a-math… via @FastCompany

Sep 30, 2014

RT @JillGeisler: Do the math. More women in leadership roles equals greater company success. fastcompany.com/3036365/a-math… via @FastCompany

#Slowgrams: What One Silicon Valley Engineer Learned When He Stopped Taking Photos And Started Drawing Important Moments

fastcompany.com — This past year was one to remember for Fahd Butt. A senior software engineer for DNAnexus, a Bay Area company that uses big data and the cloud to help genetics researchers, Butt turned 30, moved from Mountain View to San Francisco, attended Burning Man for the first time, and went to his best friends' wedding in Toronto.
Sep 30, 2014

.@FastCompany: Could you not take photos for a year—even at your wedding and when someone hits your car—like @fahdoo?fastcompany.com/3036378/my-cre…

Sep 30, 2014

What would happen if you quit Instagramming and started sketching your life? fastcompany.com/3036378/my-cre… by @MattHaber via @FastCompany

The Most Logical Yet Underrated Employee Engagement Strategy

fastcompany.com — Engagement has quickly become a leading buzzword in today's corporate environment. Seventy-eight percent of business leaders say it is both an urgent and important priority, according to Deloitte. There's no secret why; after teetering on the edge of total meltdown, the global economy has recovered from years of stagnancy.

Can Your Side Gig Become Your Dream Job?

fastcompany.com — Right after New York Fashion Week, Deborah Lippmann was finally able to catch a breath. As one of America's best known celebrity manicurists, her week involved scurrying between shows--from Badgley Mischka to Narciso Rodriguez to Donna Karan--where she led teams of manicurists who prepared models' nails.

Is The Quantified Employee A Healthier Employee?

fastcompany.com — At Biosyntrx, a Colorado Spring-based nutritional supplement company, every employee comes to work daily armed with their laptop, smartphone, and their Fitbit. CEO Ellen Troyer purchased Fitbits for all six employees and 12 consultants in June and says they've helped nearly everyone on her team to shed pounds and be more active.

Fab Founder Jason Goldberg Launches Hem, A New Online Furniture Shop

fastcompany.com — He's back! Jason Goldberg--one of the most charismatic and controversial figures in Internet business, who less than 18 months ago was a darling of the new ecommerce with Fab, his fast-growing, design-centric retailer--returns today from his self-imposed 2014 exile with Hem, a new Internet-based furniture shop.

Move Over, Bake Sales: The New School Fundraising Model Sells Local, Organic Groceries

fastcompany.com — Every Wednesday afternoon, Rebecca Matthews sets up on the picnic tables in front of Malcolm X Elementary School in Berkeley, California. She unloads bags of local, organic groceries--on this particular September day, about 90 in total--so parents can easily grab them while picking up their kids. Meet the new school fundraising model.
Sep 30, 2014

Broccoli over brownies? Move over bake sales: the new school fundraising model sells local, organic groceries fastcompany.com/3036171/second…

Sep 30, 2014

RT @FastCompany: Move over, bake sales. The new school fundraising model: local, organic groceries fastcompany.com/3036171/move-o… by @alicetruong

Sep 29, 2014

Bake sales are so two years ago. The new school fundraising model: local, organic groceries fastcompany.com/3036171/move-o…