Fast Company (1-year auto-renewal)
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Fast Company has been dedicated to covering the latest cutting-edge developments in the business world. With a unique focus on the emergence of design and the ever growing culture of sustainability Fast Company continues to advise and inform its readers in a way unlike any other magazine. It transcends the boundaries of normal business conventions by showcasing organizations and individuals who impact the world through creative ingenuity.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #32 in Magazine Subscriptions
- Formats: Magazine Subscription, Print
Fast Company is written for the innovative pioneers who are transcending the boundaries of normal business conventions and shaping the business world. Fast Company showcases the individuals and companies who impact the world through creative ingenuity. With a unique focus on innovation, design and sustainability, Fast Company continues to advise and inform its readers in a way unlike any magazine.
Fast Company is printed on 100% recycled paper, and is dedicated to the preservation of the environment and makes sustainability part of its core mission.
What You Can Expect in Each Issue:
- Fast Talk: A brief glimpse that focuses on a specific subject and highlights the players and innovators who are shaking things up.
- Now: A summary of the major events and occurences that are happening during the current month
- Next: A look at what is on the horizon in the future of design, innovation and sustainability
- Columns: "Scobleizer," the tech guru's take on the emergence of new technology; "Made To Stick" a look on what is going on in the world of marketing; "Not So Fast," Elizabeth Spiers' column which explores the Pros and Cons of a business dilemma.
- Features: Fast Company's feature articles cover everything ranging from the innovators in business who are currently shaping the world to the pioneers who will do so in the future. Recent features have covered the brand that is Barack Obama, a look at the competition for Steve Jobs and Apple, and Jonathan Goodwin's ability to turn a Lincoln Continental into a 100mpg gas saver. Fast Company also has annual features such as its Masters of Design and Fast 50 issues which showcase the leaders in the world of design and the top 50 innovators and companies who will soon change the world.
Fast Company approaches its visual imagery with style, attitude and verve. Fast Company's visual presence is edgy and elegant and truly breathes life into the story. Every issue of Fast Company is printed on high-quality, 85% post-consumer waste recycled paper giving it a textured feel unlike any other magazine.
Comparisons to Other Magazines:
Fast Company is the most creative business magazine in the industry today. Through its innovative focus on design and the movers and shakers in the business world, Fast Company offers its readers solutions and strategies unlike any other magazine. Fast Company separates itself from its competitors by striving to practice and promote sustainability. Fast Company is printed on 100% recycled paper and its staff works in a LEED certified green building.
Fast Company's advertisers are as affluent and diverse as its readers. The majority of advertisers are in the technology, financial, media and automotive industries.
Fast Company has won numerous awards including the National Magazine Award for General Excellence. Recently, Fast Company was recognized as the Best Publication in the Delaney Report's quarterly issue. It was also recently named to the prestigious Adweek hot list.
Most helpful customer reviews
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful.
Back on track...
By Eric L. Smith
A ground-breaking magazine when it first came out, Fast Company kind of fell apart after the Dot-Com bubble. It was almost like they stopped employing journalists. Now it seems to be finding its way again by focusing on leadership, entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity rather just on the latest technology craze (there are blogs for that). This is a worthwhile subscription to have if you are interested in what's happening now and what's next in today's information economy.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful.
By Dr. Bojan Tunguz
Fast Company is a magazine that focuses on recent trends in business and technology from a very socially-conscious point of view. The design and format of the magazine are very appealing, and before I subscribed to it I would regularly browse it at "Borders" or "Barnes and Noble." Since I am a gadget freak, the section on the latest products and tools was always one of my favorites. The magazine tends to focus a lot on the persons behind the headlines, regularly profiling many of the industrial movers and shakers. Oftentimes, however, persons that they choose to profile are of dubious distinction at best, and the articles about them have a very strong puff-piece feel to them. On top of that, the companies seem to be eager to ascertain their socially-conscious bona fides by appearing in a positive light in this magazine, so there is also a strong sense of articles coming across as if written in conjunction with corporate PR machines. Nevertheless, the quality of writing for the most part is pretty high, and there are many interesting and stimulating stories that are worthwhile reads.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful.
By A Reader
When "Business 2.0" stopped being published last year, I was very disappointed since I didn't know of another magazine like it. I think "Fast Company" fits the bill and am excited to find that it's loaded with articles about "the new" in the business world and in the tech sector. The latest issue has a story about the top 50 up-and-coming companies, with Google being number one. What an interesting piece about their corporate culture and some of the people who work there! I hope they keep up the good work and that they don't fall into a black hole as "Business 2.0" did. I like having something I can hold in my hands when I'm reading. I know I can find out a lot of this stuff one way or another on the Web, but when I curl up in bed at night, I like to have a magazine or book in my hands, not a laptop... I am looking forward to the arrival of the next issue!