Holdfast Collective is No. 4 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 September 2022, Patagonia, renowned for being at the forefront of environmental advocacy, sustainable production, and progressive business practices, had a new declaration: Earth would be its only shareholder. What that actually meant was that founder Yvon Chouinard and his family had given up ownership, transferring the company’s voting stock to the Patagonia Purpose Trust and the other 98% of its ownership to the Holdfast Collective , a new 501(c)(4) organization. Holdfast’s mission is to preserve wildlands and pursue other nature-based climate solutions, fund grassroots environmental organizations, and support politicians working to fight the climate crisis. Although other companies have used this organizational structure for philanthropic ventures, Patagonia is taking a different … [Read more...] about Patagonia uses capitalism to save the planet with the Holdfast Collective
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American IQ Test Scores Show Recent Declines, According To New Study
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin American IQ test scores have dropped during a recent 13-year period, a remarkable finding that runs counter to the well-established trend of increasing IQ scores throughout much of the 20th century. That’s a main result reported in a new study published in the journal Intelligence , entitled Looking for Flynn effects in a recent online U.S. adult sample: Examining shifts within the SAPA Project by Elizabeth M. Dworak, William Revelle, and David M. Condon. The study found evidence of a reverse “Flynn effect” in a large U.S. sample of almost 400,000 individuals tested between 2006 and 2018 in several ability areas. The Flynn effect refers to the well-replicated finding that IQ scores increased consistently through much of the 20th century, with increases ranging from three to five IQ points per decade. As part of the study, the authors analyzed data from the Synthetic Aperture Personality Assessment (SAPA) … [Read more...] about American IQ Test Scores Show Recent Declines, According To New Study
The 10 most innovative companies producing live events in 2023
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 , beauty , design , and more. How do four septuagenarian Swedish pop stars pull off a dazzlingly energetic 20-song set list before thousands of fans in a custom-built stadium? Easy: They get their holograms to do it. ABBA Voyage , a stunning marriage of art and technology architected by the visual effects company Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), has been a critical and financial success. It’s also a symbol of how the live performance industry is being transformed by technology, as digital elements are deployed to deepen fan immersion while staying true to what makes a live music experience so irreplicable. With concerts becoming increasingly visual extravaganzas, artists have access to new mediums to explore their creative … [Read more...] about The 10 most innovative companies producing live events in 2023
The 10 most innovative companies in beauty of 2023
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
Checks & Imbalances: Breaking Down Donald Trump’s Many Legal Problems
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Today we catch up on all the lawsuits and investigations centered on Donald Trump. Tracking Trump: The Lawsuits And Investigations Involving The Former President Trump’s legal troubles are back in the news. But with so many investigations and lawsuits swirling , it can be hard to keep track of them all. Forbes is here to help, with the most-thorough compendium of Trump's legal problems published anywhere. Tip Me This is the web edition of the free Checks & Imbalances newsletter, sent to inboxes on Fridays. You can subscribe here . Please support this work, if you can, by subscribing to Forbes . Any tips or suggestions? Email me at [email protected] , call/SMS/Signal 202.804.2744, use Forbes ' SecureDrop or send us a letter . Follow me on Mastodon at @[email protected] . Thanks! Trump Has Been At The Center Of 40 Recent Lawsuits And Investigations Your … [Read more...] about Checks & Imbalances: Breaking Down Donald Trump’s Many Legal Problems
What Makes TikTok A Security Threat To The US?
(CTN NEWS) – U.S. legislators have questioned TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew about data security and objectionable content, and some have called for a statewide ban on the well-known short-video app. Chew, a Singaporean citizen, claimed to the congressmen that TikTok prioritizes user safety in an effort to prevent the app from being blocked in the United States by downplaying its connections to China. Representatives from both the Republican and Democratic parties vigorously grilled Chew on issues such as TikTok’s content moderation methods, data security policies, and history of snooping on journalists. Here are some of the issues people have with TikTok and its ownership. WHAT MAKES WASHINGTON BELIEVE THAT TIKTOK IS A THREAT? TikTok, a Chinese technology company ByteDance Ltd. entirely owns the app and hires its leaders , with more than 150 million American users. ByteDance is a privately owned Chinese company with its headquarters in Beijing but its … [Read more...] about What Makes TikTok A Security Threat To The US?
From video games to Bad Bunny, this Argentinian studio is breaking new ground in AR and VR
3dar is No. 47 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. 3dar, which started almost 20 years ago as an animation studio led by two filmmakers and brothers, has grown its profile and expanded its scope, growing into a leading production studio in virtual and augmented reality, using the technology to engage users and tell stories. The Buenos Aires, Argentina–based company was among Meta’s biggest AR filter partners in Latin America last year—creating selfie filters and social games for Instagram and Facebook throughout the year. It also earned a Lion at the 2022 Venice Film Festival in September for Eggscape , an immersive, mixed-reality game that turns a player’s environment into the backdrop for VR gameplay, in which players use the Meta Quest 2’s pass-through mode to guide an anthropomorphic egg through an AR obstacle course. 3dar’s mix of real-world … [Read more...] about From video games to Bad Bunny, this Argentinian studio is breaking new ground in AR and VR
These 6 brands are growing by letting fans pursue their passions
A good product will win you customers, but it takes a lot more to create, cultivate, and keep true, actual fans. The magic word for most is community, and the brands here, being honored as part of Brands That Matter 2022, have found ways to foster and excite growing communities around them. Decades-old brands, including Fender guitars and Magic: The Gathering, are using new content to stay relevant. For Fender, this past year was about building a content hub full of tools for the millions of new people who started to play over the past few years as a COVID-19-lockdown-induced new hobby. Magic: The Gathering has leaned into celebrating a more diverse set of players with its direct-to-consumer platform, Secret Lair. Meanwhile, three-year-old wrestling upstart All Elite Wrestling has taken on a Goliath by showing a different side of its diverse lineup of stars. Here are the brands making the most of fun and fandom: All Elite Wrestling As discussions around mental … [Read more...] about These 6 brands are growing by letting fans pursue their passions