This company blends VR and skydiving to simulate jumping out of an airplane
iFly is a company that offers indoor and indoor skydiving experience using a vacuum of controlled air. Now, with VR, you can feel like you’re literally jumping out of a plane without ever getting more than a few feet off the ground.
This VC firm is creating opportunities for diverse global talent
Sheel Tyle is the founder and CEO of Amplo, a global venture capital firm with a strong mission to bring opportunity to all talented entrepreneurs, regardless of geography or their background. Tyle’s efforts have created opportunities for smart, remote developers in Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda, and other countries.
Can sensory deprivation help you relax?
Our hectic, modern world full of screens and notifications makes it difficult to unplug. Sensory deprivation, or Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy (REST), is a practice that encourages an extremely deep level of relaxation. Mark Wilson went to Float Sixty in Chicago to try it for himself.
How to manage up when you have a bad boss
It can get quite challenging to deal with a difficult boss. Whether the person you work for is a micromanager or incompetent, you still have to make the best of the situation and get your job done. Here are three tips to communicate clearly with your boss.
Gucci CEO Marco Bizzari on what makes a good leader
Despite his role as CEO of one of the largest luxury brands in the world, Gucci’s Marco Bizzari strongly believes that great ideas can come from anywhere. He thinks regularly meeting with junior staffers—and asking for their feedback—helps make him a stronger leader.
The secret weapon in Fast Company’s latest redesign
Americans used to consume their news from just one source. Now, U.S. newspaper circulation has reached its lowest since 1940, and social media has surpassed print as a news source. Surviving as a digital media company in today’s world requires a more innovative, user-driven approach. This is why Fast Company turns to its audience for feedback and inspiration.
The many factors involved in a gun buyback
Since the shooting in El Paso that left at least 22 people dead, gun control has played a pivotal role in the Democratic presidential debates. Beto O’Rourke has stated that he plans on not only banning the sale of assault weapons like AR-15 rifles, but also buying existing guns back from owners. But buying back guns at a national scale isn’t as simple as it sounds. Politics, heated debates, and real economics are all layers that add to a gun buyback’s complexity. Would it work in America?
The Youth Climate Protests show the power of a desperate voice
The Global Climate strike showed the world the power of youth activism. Young voices compel us to listen and can cut through the noise. But after the protests and media storms subside, what steps need to be taken to ensure systemic change?
The perfect ramen spot for dining alone
Ichiran Ramen is a hit in Japan with their tonkotsu ramen and solo dining booths. The company now has two NYC locations, so I visited the Brooklyn site to see what all the hype is about.
What would you say to a 3D version of yourself?
What if you could interact with a holographic, 3D avatar of yourself? Martine Jarlgaard wondered just that before she came up with Meet Yourself, an art installation that takes a 3D scan of a person, and then allows them to interact via an AR headset. Meet Yourself is a unique way of letting technology change your perspective of you. The technology will next be iterated in partnership with the Stanford University WSD HANDA Center for Human Rights and International Justice.
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