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23 For Out-amazoning Amazon
“Koreans work the longest hours in Asia,” says Bom Kim, who lives in Seoul. “The average commute is 58 minutes. The average elementary school student comes home at 10 p.m.” Kim is working to alleviate their stress via the convenience he can offer thr
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70 For Celebrating African Art, On-site
On the day Art X Lagos, West Africa’s first international art fair, opens to the public, Tokini Peter-side likes to hang out by herself and watch visitors explore the art. The entrepreneur launched the three-day event in 2016 to support Nigerian and
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Apple’s Original Sin
“What happens on your iPhone stays on your iPhone.” The message was printed 14 stories high, in simple black and white, on the side of a building at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The proclamation was quintessential Apple: a bold
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31 For Designing A “Forest School” For Orphaned Orangutans
On the island of Borneo, eight young orangutans are the first students in a 247-acre forest school, where orphaned apes learn the skills they need to live independently in the wild. Primatologist Signe Preuschoft, working with the international nonpr
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61 For Using AI Vision To Spot New Cures
Most AI-driven biopharma companies parse available data to find drug molecules that target single proteins believed to underlie a disease. This yields a lot of leads, but few pan out. Recursion Pharmaceuticals generates its own data by running 100,00
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55 For Turning The Catwalk Into A Megaphone
T-shirts that read STOP CALLING 911 ON THE CULTURE. A beaded gown depicting a black father holding his newborn. Designer Kerby Jean-Raymond’s men’s and women’s fashion label, Pyer Moss, has something to say. “My design philosophy focuses on rewriting
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78 For Scaling Cinematic Mountains
Jimmy Chin didn’t set out to make movie history. When he was dangling off Yosemite’s 3,200-foot El Capitan rock face, filming climber Alex Honnold’s attempt at the site’s first ropeless ascent for a documentary called Free Solo, he was just hoping Ho
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26 For rethinking the Rust Belt
Barrie, a city of 150,000, north of Toronto, was facing the same issues as Rust Belt cities south of its border when Jeff Lehman was first elected mayor nine years ago: declining manufacturing, little affordable housing, and a coming opioid crisis. B
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22 For Reviving Coastal Wildlife Block By Block
Shimrit Perkol-Finkel, an Israeli marine biologist, created Econcrete to protect and rejuvenate coastlines and marine life. The low-carbon, bio-enhanced concrete is custom-made for urban waterfronts, port redevelopment projects, and offshore energy p
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88 For Filming Locally
A small film about two friends in Pretoria, South Africa, who use their expertise in botany to create a special strain of weed, became one of the top-performing films at the South African box office in January. Written, directed, and produced by come
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47–48 For Selling Out The Right Way
Peter Lord and David Sproxton have spent 40 years fashioning quirky and indelible Claymation characters such as Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep, reaping more than $1 billion in box-office revenues along the way. They’ve also nurtured a creativ
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80 For Turning Veterans Into Teachers
Veterans have skills that can translate well to leading a classroom. Having conducted multiple studies of a Defense Department–funded program called Troops to Teachers that was congressionally enacted in 1993, longtime education researcher Emily Feis
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The Senses Of Intelligence
With their tenacious and prescient coverage of the beat of innovation, our Fast Company editorial colleagues uncover trends, opportunities, and insights well before they come into focus for so many others. Many of our marketing partners do the same w
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01 For Leading The FBI To Its Biggest Ad-fraud Bust Ever
THIS WAS NO ORDINARY BOTNET. On a February day in 2017, Tamer Hassan was going about his typical work of monitoring advertising-buying and -selling software for potential security issues when he noticed something strange. Hassan, the cofounder and t
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30 For Easing Podcast Listeners’ Pain Points
When Leah Culver started listening to the true-crime dramaSerial,it was because everyone was telling her to. (That, and she was training for a marathon.) But when she finished and began sifting through the glut of nearly 660,000 podcasts to find some
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Business’s Avant-garde
When Fast Company introduced the 100 Most Creative People in Business 10 years ago, it was a watershed. Other business publications ranked individuals by wealth or power, but this publication sought to take stock of something intangible and, as then
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14 For Fully Embracing Contract Workers At Microsoft
Four months after being promoted to general counsel last year, Dev Stahlkopf announced that Microsoft would require all its vendors to provide contract employees who do “substantial work”—from shuttle drivers to food-service workers to receptionists—
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15 For Making Legos From Plants
For 60 years, Lego made its signature building blocks from oil-based plastic. In 2018, the company launched its first pieces made from plant-based plastic, sourced from sugarcane. As one of the leaders of Lego’s larger environmental mission, Tim Broo
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96 For Influencing What Everyone Wears
With a client list that includes Olivia Wilde, Karlie Kloss, Justin Bieber, and Elisabeth Moss, Karla Welch is one of the most powerful—and prolific—stylists in Hollywood. (She dressed 20 people for the 2019 Academy Awards.) But Welch sees her role a
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36 For Seeing The Beauty In Truth
In an age when beauty standards have become wildly unrealistic, CVS Health—the country’s second-largest beauty retailer, with nearly 10,000 stores—is fighting back. Under CMO Norman de Greve, the company began assessing a year ago all the images in i
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06 For Discovering Water On Mars
Roberto Orosei RADAR SCIENTIST, UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA; CO-INVESTIGATOR OF THE MARSIS INSTRUMENT ABOARD THE MARS EXPRESS SPACECRAFT
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63 For Giving Athletes A New Edge
Most athletic wearables focus on heart rate, which can be helpful but conveys nothing about how your muscles are performing or how to adapt your workout. “You have more information about your phone, your computer, and your car than you do about your
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07 For Delivering Incisive Comedy At The Speed Of News
FIVE HOURS BEFORE TAPING ON A recent Thursday, the eighth-floor offices at 30 Rockefeller Center are a hive of focused activity. In the bullpen-like space that most of the 16 writers for NBC’s Late Night With Seth Meyers share, jokes about a woman ar
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67 For Connecting Black Wealth To Tech
Tech investment firm Andreessen Horowitz announced a $16.5 million Cultural Leadership Fund last fall that’s spearheaded by partner Chris Lyons and features limited partners with unusually high profiles, including Shonda Rhimes, Chance the Rapper, Qu
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37 For Widening Amazon’s Stream
Since joining Twitch, Amazon’s interactive streaming-video service, in January 2018, Sara Clemens has developed new audiences and revenue sources. Average concurrent viewers are up 35%, and minutes watched are up 42%, to more than 500 billion, thanks
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43 For Being His Brothers’ Keeper
Media executive Emil Wilbekin founded Native Son, an advocacy and networking group for professional black gay men, to create “not just a safe space, but a beautiful space,” he says, where members of the community can celebrate their influence. Wilbek
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18 For Defending The Vulnerable Online
As director of cybersecurity at Electronic Frontier Foundation, which has defended civil liberties on the internet since 1990, Eva Galperin identifies and exposes threats to the privacy of journalists, activists, and others online. That includes hund
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08 For Repairing Denim
“Speed to market and sustainability are two of the biggest challenges in the [apparel] industry,” says Liz O’Neill, who has overseen the supply chain at Levi’s for the past five years. Often, companies end up sacrificing sustainability for speed by o
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82 For Paving A New Way For Truck Drivers
Federico Vega’s three-year-old startup matches independent truck drivers in Brazil with loads of cargo that need to be moved, lowering transportation costs for shippers while boosting income for truck drivers, who rarely travel empty—and processing m
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02–04 For Serving Up An Assist To Women Athletes Everywhere
U.S. Soccer Women’s National Team co-captains Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan, and Megan Rapinoe play by the same rules with the same ball on the same field as their male counterparts. Yet they brought home a combined $1,725,000 for winning the 2015 Women’s
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