Fast Company

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Tristan Walker: The Visible Man

On an African-American entrepreneur and race in Silicon Valley.

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A Broken Place: The Spectacular Failure of the Startup That Was Going to Change the World

Shai Agassi had nearly $1 billion in funding and a dream to replace gas guzzlers with electric cars. All he was missing was a plan.

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Pixel and Dimed

On (not) getting by in the gig economy.

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The Infinite Lives of BitTorrent

Despite its association with piracy, BitTorrent is a company in its own right, and one desperate to hit upon a way to monetize its revolutionary file transfer technology.

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For $99, This CEO Can Tell You What Might Kill You

On the personal genetic sequencing company 23andMe and why their long time term strategy is collecting spit, not cash.

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Will Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley Finally Get It Right?

A startup’s rocky search for profitability.

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Deep Inside Taco Bell's Doritos Locos Taco

Creation of a fast food phenomenon.

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How Jenna Lyons Transformed J. Crew Into A Cult Brand

“J.Crew employees reveal themselves by the nakedness of their ankles. It’s as if the company’s uniform, ambiently dictated by Lyons, is enforced only from the knees down.”

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The Lost Steve Jobs Tapes

From failure to Pixar, Steve Jobs’ “wilderness years.”

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The House of Second Chances

On L.A.’s Homeboy Industries, which offers former felons—including at least one disgraced CEO—the chance to work.

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How Carrots Became The New Junk Food

An industry responds to the recession by rebranding the carrot as anything but vegetable.

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The Great Tech War Of 2012

Apple vs. Google vs. Facebook vs. Amazon.