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Going Beyond Coconut In The Great Water Wars

fastcompany.com — When Matt McKee and Melissa Reed launched CaliWater in January, they experimented with the prickly pear cactus drink's placement on the shelves on an organic mini market in which they're part owners. Should it be with the super premium juices?
Oct 31, 2014

Great story, but I still hate the comparisons to coconut water...Going Beyond Coconut In The Great Water Wars drnk.it/DCmPC

Oct 30, 2014

Artichoke, cactus, watermelon rind...In the war to be the next Vita Coco, waters are getting weird fastcompany.com/3037494/most-c… @FastCompany

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How To Raise Girls To Be Better At Negotiating

fastcompany.com — The recent research about women and negotiation isn't pretty. Often, women don't negotiate for what the deserve. But they also face obstacles like a widespread pay gap and even backlash when they do negotiate. But what if we raised girls to help them both master negotiation skills and navigate the challenges?
Oct 30, 2014

RT @FastCompany: What if we raised girls to help them both master negotiation skills and navigate the challenges? fastcompany.com/3037763/teach-… by @gwenmoran

Oct 30, 2014

RT @FastCoLead: "Can I get an allowance raise?" The case for teaching girls to be better negotiators: f-st.co/MC5xfIH

Oct 30, 2014

What if we raised girls to help them both master negotiation skills and navigate the challenges? fastcompany.com/3037763/teach-… by @gwenmoran

Cancer-Detecting Nanoparticles Are Safe For Humans, Study Finds

fastcompany.com — Earlier this week, Google unveiled its next moonshot project: to use nanoparticles to detect cancer. Though the search giant's experimental wing, Google X, loves tackling the seemingly impossible, the development of nanoparticles that attach to cells and pass through the body--as innovative as it is--has already been done.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @FastCompany: During a successful first clinical trial, nanoparticles illuminated cancer cells and then safely exited the body f-st.co/VXpG1Wd

Oct 30, 2014

Google's not the only one developing nanoparticles for cancer detection. FDA trial finds "C dots" safe for humans fastcompany.com/3037880/nanopa…

How To Create An Infographic Resume That Doesn't Repel Hiring Managers

fastcompany.com — In a competitive job market it's tempting to want to make yourself stand out. And since we are such a visually driven culture (studies show that you can convey more information faster with pictures than you can with words), it's not surprising that some job seekers are considering turning their resumes into infographics.

Nevada’s Mission To Build The Detroit Of Drones

fastcompany.com — When you think of Nevada, you think of a lot of things--casinos, hookers, quickie marriages and divorces--that are really about Las Vegas. To the north of Sin City you have a region that, like many places in the country, is yearning to jumpstart a new industry that could drive good-paying middle class jobs.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @JohnNess: (You can see from the lead image why this might be a relatively safe place to fly experimental robots.) fastcompany.com/3037419/how-re…

Oct 30, 2014

(You can see from the lead image why this might be a relatively safe place to fly experimental robots.) fastcompany.com/3037419/how-re…

Oct 30, 2014

Nevada’s mission to build the Detroit of drones: “We’re not guiding laser bombs into people’s homes." fastcompany.com/3037419/how-re… by @SattaSarmah

Study Confirms: Stop Scratching, You're Only Making It Worse

fastcompany.com — It's not in your head: Scratching that itch will make it worse. Confirming Mom's advice, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that scratching releases a neurotransmitter from the brain called serotonin, a chemical messenger that helps control pain and can exacerbate the sensation of itching.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @turoczy: Thought this was an @theonion headline RT @alicetruong: Study confirms: Stop scratching, you're only making it worse sflo.me/1p76qgK

Just Watch It: The History Of Nike In 3 Minutes

fastcompany.com — The team behind Portland-based Nike's marketing has been coming up with innovative ads since 23-year-old graphic designer Carolyn Davidson invented The Swoosh in 1971 (she was paid $35, but don't worry, she received stock options later).

10 Productivity Tips For The Overwhelmed Entrepreneur

fastcompany.com — At any moment in a given day, we have push notifications, text messages, email alerts, phone calls, tweets, and even real humans vying for our attention. Not only are we busy in the present, but also our minds are often consumed with the future and all of the decisions we have to make.

What Angel Investors Are Actually Buying From Your Startup

fastcompany.com — How many times have you heard startups are hard and companies fail? You know the drill. Think about it: If angel investors were actually buying your company, they would be much more interested in its outcome. But they aren't.
Oct 30, 2014

“Look at three startups everybody knows: Uber, Airbnb, and Color.” Really? COLOR? fastcompany.com/3037765/what-a…

Finding Stuff To Read In Flipboard Just Got A Whole Lot Easier

fastcompany.com — Once upon a time, there were two clever personalized magazine apps for tablets and phones. Flipboard found most of the things it showed you by pulling them from online sources you specified yourself, along with links shared on your social networks.

This Computerized Harness Might Be The Dog Translator We've Been Waiting For

fastcompany.com — Ever since canids began following us around to sniff at our leftovers, humans have been searching for more efficient ways to communicate with dogs. And, so far at least, a universal translator has yet to materialize. Seamless dog-to-human or human-to-dog communication has been little more than a crazy pipe dream.

Tim Cook: "I Consider Being Gay Among The Greatest Gifts God Has Given Me"

fastcompany.com — In an op-ed published Thursday in Bloomberg Businessweek, Apple CEO Tim Cook, the most powerful man in technology, wrote the following: "While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven't publicly acknowledged it either, until now. So let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me."
Oct 30, 2014

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Troy Carter's Hard-Won Tips For Handling Career Road Bumps

fastcompany.com — If you ever think you're having a professional setback from which you'll never recover, consider the story of Troy Carter. After nearly seven years building the phenomenon that is Lady Gaga, he was unceremoniously fired as her manager in 2013. And that was the second time he was dumped by a successful, high-profile client.
Oct 30, 2014

WATCH: "I learned to fight through things at a very early age" - @troycarter_atom on the roots of his resilience. fastcompany.com/3037683/how-i-…

How An Ex-Inmate’s Startup Is Improving Prisoners' Lives

fastcompany.com — Entrepreneurs often tap personal experience for startup ideas. In Frederick Hutson 's case, that experience was incarceration. "I just saw so many inefficiencies when I was in prison," he says. "The way the system worked was archaic. There was obviously a problem.
Oct 30, 2014

New startup aims to reduce recidivism by fostering stronger connections between prisoners n their families fastcompany.com/3037785/innova… @pigeon_ly

Why You Should Brag About Your Failures

fastcompany.com — Trial and error is how we discover and learn, starting when we develop our motor skills at a very early age. After every stumble and fall, toddlers get back up on their feet and give it another go. It's the same thing with science, technology, and new business ideas.

IBM, Twitter: The New Business Intelligence Best Buddies

fastcompany.com — Business intelligence is a massive, massive industry where organizations pay tens of millions of dollars to turn raw data about them and their competitors into actionable insights. Now IBM and Twitter are getting in on the game, and launching a portfolio of data analysis tools aimed towards retail, consumer products, transportation, banking, and other industries.
Oct 30, 2014

ICYMI, Twitter and IBM are teaming up to make their own social media listening tools for biz/enterprise. fastcompany.com/3037793/innova…

Oct 29, 2014

RT @nealunger: IBM just inked a corporate deal with Twitter to develop new business intelligence products. Interesting... fastcompany.com/3037793/innova…

Oct 29, 2014

RT @nealunger: IBM just inked a corporate deal with Twitter to develop new business intelligence products. Interesting... fastcompany.com/3037793/innova…

Oct 29, 2014

IBM just inked a corporate deal with Twitter to develop new business intelligence products. Interesting... fastcompany.com/3037793/innova…

Inside Rent The Runway's Secret Dry-Cleaning Empire

fastcompany.com — Watching Ramon Leiva lift a nail-polish stain out of a dress is mesmerizing. He squeezes pungent chemicals out of plastic bottles and rubs the dark purple streaks with a brown, soft-bristle brush to see if the offending substance will come out. In less than 30 seconds, he finds the right treatment, and the stain begins to lighten.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @vpostrel: Inside Rent The Runway's Secret Dry-Cleaning Empire: Engineers are easy to recruit compared to good "spotters." buff.ly/1wIBIKu

Oct 30, 2014

Inside Rent The Runway's Secret Dry-Cleaning Empire: Engineers are easy to recruit compared to good "spotters." buff.ly/1wIBIKu

Oct 30, 2014

The secret world of the ultra-skilled employees who power one of the most exciting start-ups fastcompany.com/3036876/most-c… @rzgreenfield

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This CEO Spent His Stanford Years Taking Dance Classes--And They're Key To His Success

fastcompany.com — It was 1995, and Arijit Sengupta was living the Indian Dream. At least, he was living the dream of his Indian parents. Sengupta had grow up in Calcutta, where many families hope their children will go on to success in science or business.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @DanielPink: This CEO spent his years at Stanford taking dance classes--and they're key to his success fastcompany.com/3037628/most-c… by @davidzax @FastCompany

Oct 30, 2014

RT @DanielPink: This CEO spent his years at Stanford taking dance classes--and they're key to his success fastcompany.com/3037628/most-c… by @davidzax @FastCompany

Oct 30, 2014

RT @DanielPink: This CEO spent his years at Stanford taking dance classes--and they're key to his success fastcompany.com/3037628/most-c… by @davidzax @FastCompany

Oct 30, 2014

RT @DanielPink: This CEO spent his years at Stanford taking dance classes--and they're key to his success fastcompany.com/3037628/most-c… by @davidzax @FastCompany

Oct 30, 2014

Love this: how dance classes changed this CEO's business practices m.fastcompany.com/3037628/most-c…

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These Are The Products You Can Finance On Reddit's New Crowdfunding Platform

fastcompany.com — Like a nebula belching a new star into life, the sprawling web community Reddit today announced a new Kickstarter-like crowdfunding platform so that users can get their projects financed. Redditmade is, according to Reddit marketing manager Kaela Gardner, "a new place to turn the best designs and products by the community into reality."
Oct 29, 2014

RT @FastCompany: These are the products you can finance on Reddit's new crowdfunding platform f-st.co/DE4QErt