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Fast company's greatest hits: ten years of the most innovative ideas in business

Author: Vamos, Mark N. (editor) ; Lidsky, David (editor) ; Collins, Jim (foreword)Publisher: Portfolio, 2006Language: EnglishDescription: 328 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 1591841186Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes index
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Fast company's greatest hits POBEWORD by Jim Collins INTRODUCTION by Mark N. Vamos, editor, Fast Company XV xxi 1 Handbook of the Business Revolution Alan M. Webber and William C. Taylor, November 1995 Fast Company's founding editors outline their mission for a diferent kind of business magazine. Everything I Thought I Knew About Leadership Is Wrong Mort Meyerson, AprillMay 1996 A big-time CEO learns to build a financially successful business without steamrolling employees and customers. He lives to tell how values and IPOs can mix. Wide Awake on the New Night Shift Ana Marie Cox, AugustlSeptember 1996 Before she was Wonkette, Cox penned stories late at night for proto-blog Suck.com. Her inside knowledge informs herportrait of creative people staying up all night trying to make magic. Starwave Takes the Web . . . (Seriously) Michael S. Malone, October/November 1996 19 The Internet's first mini- bubble and bust, from 1994 to 1996, presaged the bigger one to come a few years later and provided a road map for the future. Malone explores how we go from romance to greed to business online without losing sight of the big picture, told through the company whose pioneering work built such Web gems as ESPN.com. vii viii Contents The Brand Called You Tom Peters, AugustlSeptember 1997 This exhortation to develop your own signature or sufjcer the consequences may be more relevant than ever. Or it may be too self-centered to work in a corporate environment. Readers couldn't decide then, and they're still torn today. Read it for yourselJ and see where you come down. Free Agent Nation Daniel H. Pink, December 1997lJanuary 1998 A former speechwriter dives deep into an emerging subculture of workers who are throwing ofjcthe shackles of a single employer, rigid schedules, and outmoded thinking about work and life. Genius at Work Sara Terry, September 1998 Bill Strickland is a potter, a teacher, and the very model of social entrepreneurship. The Agenda-Grassroots Leadership Polly LaBarre, April 1999 U S . Navy Commander D. Michael Abrashofjcofjcers a surprisingly progressive leadership model from his perch at the helm of the USS Benfold. Why We Buy Charles Fishman, November 1999 Apple design guru Jonathan Ive unfurls his design philosophy that created Apple's breakthrough iMac. Here, he reveals the ideas that let Apple-and anyone-create innovations like the iPod. Are You on Craig's List? Katharine Mieszkowski, Winter 2000 Craig Newmark shares his ideas on successful community building on the Web, long before his eponymous site became the de facto first stop for anyone looking to buy or sell virtually anything online. Contents Built to Flip Jim Collins, March 2000 At the Internet bubble's crest, the author of Built t o Last and G o o d t o G r e a t argued passionately for a return to the values that led to the opportunities of the dot-com era rather than the greed that perverted it and ultimately brought it down. "What Are W After? W Are Literally Trying to Stop Time" e e Bill Breen, May 2000 John Smith trains the world's best track athletes to reinvent how they run in order to shave hundredths of seconds off their time. His approach can help any businessperson win the race against time-and the competition. The Permatemps Contratemps Ron Lieber, August 2000 Free agent nation has a dark side, and it's witnessed here all too clearly in the story of Microsofi and its cadre of temporary workers who didn't share in the sofiware behemoth's outsized riches. "We Take Something Ordinary and Elevate It to Something Extraordinary" Curtis Sittenfeld, November 2000 With her novelist's eye, Sittenfeld brings to life Samuel Mockbee, an Auburn University professor and architect who changed the lives of his students and of locals with his unique brand of teaching and design philosophy. "ButWait, You Promised And You Believed Us? Welcome to the Real World, Ma'am" Charles Fishman, April 2001 . . ." ". . . Why is customer service so bad? And is there any hope? Grassroots Leadership: U.S. Military Academy Seith H. Hammonds, June 2001 West Point, the U.S. Army's cradle of leadership development, turns out remarkable young men and women prepared to defend the nation. Through a combination of monotony and creativity, a leader is born. Contents Boomtown, U.S.A. Charles Fishman, June 2002 The last bomb-making factory in America provides an object lesson in imbuing employees with mission, excellence, and precision. The New Face of Global Competition Keith H. Hammonds, February 2003 Wipro Ltd. is emblematic of a force that's changing the nature of glo bal business: educated, motivated workers in a place like India willing to do your job . . . at a fraction of what you make. Be afraid. Be very afraid. Adding Value-But at What Cost? Marshall Goldsmith, August 2003 The world's top executive coach explains why the word "but" may be the most dangerous part of a leader's arsenal. Still Angry After All These Years Jennifer Reingold, October 2003 Tom Peters has been a business superstar for more than 20 years; he reached his peak in the 1990s by exhortingpeople to grab the new economy with both fists. As the froth settles, the master of the exclamation pointfights for relevance. How to Give Feedback Seth Godin, March 2004 What happens when you don't tell our popular columnist how he's doing? You get a primer on how to do it right. And Now the Hard Part Chuck Salter, May 2004 Ifyou'vejlown JetBlue, your notion of what an airline can be has been forever altered. An insurgent company sits at the crossroads and tries to insure blue skies ahead. The Toll of a New Machine Charles Fishman, May 2004 223 The relentless pursuit of improved productivity leads to innovations not just in technology but also in the jobs that the machines Contents theoretically replace. A self-service kiosk may look simple as it alters how we check in at the airport. Just wait until it reinvents your job. The Thrill of Defeat Bill Breen, June 2004 Failure stinks, and the usual line is that you just have to learn how to deal with it. For the team at Pfizer trying to come up with a blockbuster diabetes drug, there's been no shortage of failure; some may go their whole careers without tasting success. If you want to know how to deal with a setback, go to the experts. A Design for Living Linda Tischler, August 2004 The titan of the teakettle, designer Michael Graves, deals with the challenge of his life, working around an illness that left him paralyzed. Yet he manages to be more successful than ever. An inspiring tale of courage, collaboration, and resilience that's worthy of Graves's best work. In Search of Courage John McCain, September 2004 Navypilot, prisoner of war, senator. Who better to define courageour demand for it, its dwindling supply, and how you can exercise courage like a muscle-than John McCain? Balance Is Bunk! Keith H. Hammonds, October 2004 The quest for a perfect equilibrium between work and life is apipe dream. The way to achieve true balance is to unbalance your life and work, depending on which needs more attention. The Accidental Guru Danielle Sacks, January 2005 f k : 5 Malcolm Gladwell, a self-effacing Canadian writer for The New Yorker magazine, is suddenly the hottest business thinker of the age. A profile of a man and his tippingpoint. xii Contents The 10 Lives of George Stalk Jennifer Reingold, February 2005 The legendary strategist came back from the dead with a message that squishy-minded business leaders may not like: Hardball players do what it takes to win. Gospels of Failure Jena McGregor, February 2005 The Columbia space shuttle explosion. 9/11. Jayson Blair at The New York Times. Three colossal organizational failures that produced three remarkable investigations into what went wrong. Together, they're a stirring dirge of failureand how to avoid it. Making Change Alan Deutschman, May 2005 Imagine you were told that ifyou didn't change, you'd die. Could you change? Probably not. The latest advances in neuroscience and psychology indicate just why and what can be done to change your ways. Join the Circus Linda Tischler, July 2005 The circus was a dirty, dying relic of early-twentieth-century entertainment-until the artists at Cirque du Soleil reinvented it, creating a high-end market for tumblers and acrobats. Their on-stage feats may be surpassed only by their inventiveness in creating such pyrotechnics. INDEX

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