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For Showing Us what We Need To See
Codirector of the Center for Systems Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University “I DON’T WANT THIS JOB.” It was late March, and Lauren Gardner, an engineer and epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins University, was questioning her decision to create
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Innovating For Well Over A Century
With more than 150 years in business, Royal Bank of Canada understands what it takes to stay relevant and successful. The ability to pivot is a key ingredient—and is why the bank launched RBC Ventures, to focus on products and Services that go beyond
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Shaping The Future Of Aging
People around the world are living longer, healthier lives. So, it’s no surprise that the ways older Americans live, retire, and enjoy their later years is changing. AARP has transformed in recent years to keep up with those changes, pivoting to beco
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For Bringing Joy
Creator and performer, American Utopia In an era plagued by cynicism and division, David Byrne’s exuberant, theatrical Broadway concert, American Utopia, brought an unapologetic appeal for optimism and unity earlier this year—personified by its diver
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From The Editor.
Amazon and Microsoft said they would pause or halt police use of their facial recognition technology, and IBM committed to getting out of the business altogether. At a time when business leaders and lawmakers are under pressure to eradicate systemic
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For Investing Fully
Cofounder and CEO, Maximum Effort; co-owner, Aviation Gin and Mint Mobile THE PHONE RANG. IT WAS RYAN REYNOLDS. He had an idea. It was early December, and an ad for Peloton, in which a yuppieish husband buys one of the company’s $2,OOO-plus stationar
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One Hundred Best Work Places For Innovators
FOR THE SECOND YEAR, FAST COMPANY is recognizing organizations that have created cultures enabling employees at all levels—not just top executives, computer scientists, or researchers—to innovate. We’ve expanded the list from 50 to 100 companies, sch
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Rebuilding Our Economic Engine
“It’s time to build.” So declared venture capitalist Marc Andreessen with elder-statesmanlike flourish in a widely circulated essay in April, just as the novel coronavirus began to overwhelm hospitals around the world. Housing, education, manufacturi
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For Designing A Superior Solution
SVP of technology, Motorola Solutions When first responders call for backup, they don’t use a smartphone, and for good reason. They need knobs they can turn using muscle memory and radio connections that work when cell towers go down. Motorola’s new
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Team Of The Year
AbCellera VANCOUVER Together with Eli Lilly and NIAID’s Vaccine Research Center, AbCellera’s Pandemic Prevention Platform team combined microfluidics, data science, machine learning, bioinformatics, and genomics to bring the first COVID-19 antibody t
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Virtual Therapy
Just a few years ago, teletherapy—the practice of doing therapy via phone, video, or text—was regarded as an unproven mental health treatment. But strong consumer demand for all forms of telemedicine (estimated to surpass $130 billion by 2025) has le
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Innovation That Starts On The Factory Floor
Nearly 200 years ago, John Deere wasn’t a household name. John Deere was a prairie blacksmith who used a pol ished steel saw blade to craft a better plow. His idea revolutionized farming and served as the inception of Deere & Company, now one of the
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Fostering Innovation At Scale
When Dell Technologies began planning the 25th edition of its premier business laptop, the Dell Latitude series, the company’s engineers were given a substantial challenge: Enhance the Latitude’s design and performance while also advancing Dell’s glo
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Learning Gets Personal
No matter how many Clorox wipes they buy, or how far apart they place desks, schools will not be returning to normal anytime soon, due to continued public health concerns surrounding COVID-19 transmission. The grief of disrupted routines, short-circu
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For Fostering Community
Executive producers, Exactly Right Podcast vet Georgia Hardstark and comedian Karen Kilgariff’s true-crime podcast, My Favorite Murder, boasts more than 30 million monthly listeners. Since launching, the podcast has spawned a global tour, a New York
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Unlocking Innovation To Disrupt Global Hunger
When it comes to solving the problem of global hunger,you might not think about blockchain as a solution. But Building Blocks, a project supported by the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) Innovation Accelerator, hasdemonstrated the technology’s value i
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The Fungus Among Us
There are few things that Eben Bayer hasn’t tried to make out of mushrooms. Over the past decade, the CEO of incubator Ecovative, which develops commercial applications for mushroom materials, has made packaging, textiles, insulation, and furniture o
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For Finding New (and Sometimes Better) Uses For Things
CTO, Adobe AS ADOBE’S CTO, ABHAY PARASNIS CHARTS the future of the company’s signature tools, such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat—some of which are older than many of the millions of people who depend on them. This involves applying ever more
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A Bird In The Home
Celebrated mid-century modern designers Charles and Ray Eames filled their house with objects found on their travels, including a simple and elegant wooden house bird that they brought back from the Appalachian Mountains. Now, Swiss family-owned furn
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For Expanding Our Current Reality
Director, Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope, National Solar Observatory WHEN THE DANIEL K. INOUYE Solar Telescope came online in January after 25 years in the making, its lead developer, astronomer Thomas Rimmele, was “pacing through the room as if I
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Music for Every Moment
"THE DIFFERENCE,” FLUME I came across this song in an AirPods commercial. I’ve loved everything Flume has put out. “AUDIO,” LSD I first heard this song when I took a trip to San Diego. On the way back, my friend played this song and I was hooked. “EX
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A Unique Approach To Innovation
When brands hire WillowTree to build leading-edge digital products, they expect a lot. They want innova tive ways to meet the needs of both end users and the business. “We realized that we have to do the innovation work on our own dime,” says WillowT
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My Daily Media Diet
@HASHTAGBOOKED It’s run by two actresses—Danielle Pinnock and LaNisa Frederick. They show what it’s like to be an actor on the grind, hustling for work and doing auditions. VULTURE.COM I tend to check it every day. It’s a good roundup of pop-culture
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For Shielding Us From Tech’s Negative Effects
Founder and CEO, LunaDNA Bob Kain did pioneering work for biotech giant Illumina that paved the way for a $250,000 DNA- sequencing platform. When he left, in 2014, he wondered, once genomic mapping became affordable, how would doctors and scientists
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My Operating System.
What is your best habit, and what is your worst? I maintain a 20-minute daily meditation practice, but I have a weakness for very dark chocolate. What do you do when you’re creatively stuck? I read things unrelated to our day-to-day business, such as
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For Leveling The Field
Playwright, Slave Play Racial trauma. Sexual repression. They’re not the average topics for a Broadway comedy, but Jeremy O. Harris is not an average playwright. When he got the chance to take Slave Play, his uncompromising comedic drama about three
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Downtime Diversions
I’m a lifelong fan of the team, having grown up in Pittsburgh. She is a leader I admire. Her account focuses on LGBTQ equity. Professor Adam Grant’s takes on leadership always keep me thinking. It shares the wonders of the animal kingdom and life on
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This Time It’s Personal
T-Mobile has long positioned itself as an outsider and disruptor in the wireless industry. The “Un-carrier” moniker adopted by T-Mobile in 2013 was a nod to its non-traditional approach, which prioritized customer service in an industry that too ofte
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Forecasting The Future Of Philanthropy
In the midst of a pandemic, economic upheaval and needed societal change, businesses are struggling to navigate one of the most challenging times in modern history. Few, however, are looking to the nonprofit sector for inspiration—but they should, sa
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For Channeling Energy
Dancer, choreographer, author “I’ve always approached my time on this planet as a progression,” says 78-year-old modern dance icon Twyla Tharp. “It isn’t about chasing youth. It’s about preserving vi tality from day one all the way out.” In her fourt
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