Explore the full 2023 list of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies , 540 organizations that are reshaping industries and culture. We’ve selected the firms making the biggest impact across 54 categories, including advertising , architecture , design , and more. Nature has typically been the first place that beauty companies turn to for solutions to aging and skin imperfections. Now there’s a new source—biotech—and it takes its inspiration from the pharmaceutical industry. The move toward lab-generated ingredients that promise to improve on what scientists would find in nature dovetails with society’s larger embrace of personalized medicine, including cell and gene therapy, says Sarah Broyd, a partner at Durham, North Carolina–based Clarkston Consulting who specializes in consumer healthcare and pharmaceuticals. “Even the mRNA technology used in some of the COVID vaccines has contributed to a greater general understanding of how biotechnology works, which has … [Read more...] about The 10 most innovative companies in beauty of 2023
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This pharma giant is making sure new medicine works for more people
Bristol Myers Squibb is No. 18 on Fast Company’s list of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2023 . Explore the full list of companies that are reshaping industries and culture. In 2022, Bristol Myers Squibb found itself on the cutting edge of drug development—reflected not only in groundbreaking products but in a sweeping diversity agenda. The New York City–based company, which reported 2022 revenue of $46.2 billion, had three drugs approved by the FDA last year: Opdualag, a first-line treatment for advanced melanoma, in March; Camzyos, a first-in-class cardiac drug for symptomatic obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, in April; and, in September, Sotyktu, the first new oral treatment for moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis in nearly 10 years, discovered by BMS scientists. In 2022, these three new drugs had $284 million in combined sales. For most other pharma companies, that would be sufficient to appease investors and grow the business, but alongside its work … [Read more...] about This pharma giant is making sure new medicine works for more people
This handbag is made from an electrical cord. And yes, you can plug it in
Is there anything uglier than an electrical cord? The long, thick plastic wires create clutter everywhere. Artist and designer Nikolas Bentel wanted to explore whether something as mundane as an electrical cord could be transformed into something beautiful. And he may have achieved his goal by creating a handbag out of a 25-foot-long bright orange electrical cord. It drops today on his website for $59. He’s glued and molded the cord into the shape of a small basket—all while keeping the wiring intact, so it can still be plugged in and used. Bentel, 28, is fascinated with helping people to reimagine everyday objects. At his studio, in Locust Valley, New York, he’s created a wacky range of products, including tables made of scraps from a paper mill and a pipe made from a pizza box . In his art, he frequently deploys the skills he acquired from his joint degree in industrial design from the Rhode Island School of Design and modern culture and media from Brown. He’s … [Read more...] about This handbag is made from an electrical cord. And yes, you can plug it in
Tarriela earns her seat at the table
PLANTITA Flor Tarriela, a corporate leader, ex-banker, gardening aficionado —Flor’s Garden website Having made strides in the corporate world for over three decades, Flor Gozon-Tarriela proves that a woman can earn and hold her seat at the table dominated by men. She was recently installed as lead independent director at local mining giant Nickel Asia Corp. (NAC), one of two female directors on the board who are able to offer truly impartial and independent insights when it comes to decision-making. Tarriela is joined by Maria Patricia Riingen, another female trailblazer who had held various executive positions at Western Union, Asian Development Bank and Citibank N.A. “Mining is actually close to my heart. My father (Benjamin M. Gozon) used to be the director for the Bureau of Mines for 14 years before he became the secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources,” says Tarriela. “I look at NAC and it’s doing very well, it’s very progressive,” she adds. … [Read more...] about Tarriela earns her seat at the table
Between The Lines, Kahn And Salihamidzic Warn Tuchel: Play Nice With Bayern’s Stars
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Thomas Tuchel has been living in Munich for weeks. He has been spotted walking his dog in Bogenhausen, a leafy, affluent neighborhood on the Isar river. His two young daughters and ex-wife live in Munich. But now, Tuchel has truly arrived in Munich . In Bavaria’s temple of elite football, the shiny Allianz Arena. Smiling on the press podium, sat between Bayern board members Hasan Salihamidzic and Oliver Kahn, Tuchel explained why he joined Bayern: “On a personal level, it is great for me to work in Bavaria, the state where I was born, and to live close to where my children and my family live.” Besides that, it was all business from Tuchel. “The DNA of the club is a responsibility. It is clearly defined. The responsibility is to win,” he said, with Kahn and Salihamidzic looking pleased on either side of their new signing. But there is another, more important responsibility at Bayern. One not uttered by … [Read more...] about Between The Lines, Kahn And Salihamidzic Warn Tuchel: Play Nice With Bayern’s Stars
ChatGPT: Is SEO – As We Know It – Dead?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin ChatGPT has taken the world by storm. Many have asked if it is the new way to do a search. This question is intriguing given the potentially massive impact on the search engine business space and the competitive elements therein. However, that is not the question I ask - in this article - I explore a related question - if you have a business that has relied on Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for traffic and relevance, where does the ChatGPT leave you? Chat vs Search There is a fundamental user intent difference between chat and classic search (regardless of who is providing the facility). Classic search returns multiple answers, ordered in the manner the search algorithm believes is most relevant to the query. Search results can go into many pages. A Chatbot returns one or more answers (but often one), and more than one answer is often returned when the question asks for multiple options. Both approaches are provided … [Read more...] about ChatGPT: Is SEO – As We Know It – Dead?