It’s part of a new program to build wealth for low-income kids across New York City—with a little help from their communities.
In 1949, when she was 14 years old, Claudia Coger dropped out of high school. Despite being an A+ student and having skipped two grades, she knew that college was out of reach—she was the second of 10 kids, growing up in Sumter County, Florida, and there was no indication, she says, that scholarships would be available to her. It’s a reality for too many kids: Students from low-income families are 2.4 times more likely to drop out of high school than those from middle-income families, and 10 times more likely than students from high-income families, which affects how much they can earn out of school and contributes to the racial wealth gap.Read Full Story
Whether it’s their work or producing someone else’s through their company AGBO, Joe and Anthony Russo have made it their mission to disrupt storytelling.
Listen to the latest episode of Fast Company’s podcast Creative Conversation on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, RadioPublic, Google Podcasts, or Stitcher.Read Full Story
Dreading the amount of time you spend going through your inbox? The problem may not be the tool but with how we’re using it, says Cal Newport.
Few of us love spending time in our inboxes. Email is one of the tasks people complain about most, but the problem may not be the tool but with how we’re using it, says Cal Newport, author of the new book A World Without Email: Reimagining Work in a World of Communication Overload.Read Full Story
The upfront investments in a clean economy will reap enormous economic rewards in the future.
To avoid catastrophic climate change, the U.S. needs to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, meaning that emissions shrink so much that whatever’s left can be offset by nature or by technology such as machines that can suck CO2 out of the atmosphere. A new report from the nonprofit Energy Innovation says that the goal is possible—and reaching it comes with other benefits, most notably adding nearly $1 trillion to the GDP.Read Full Story
Science confirms that, when COVID-19 is behind us, it’s time to party IRL.
Every year, my mother and I meet up for an ad hoc Oktoberfest. We find a restaurant with big beers, Thuringer sausages, and sauerkraut. We toast, sing songs, and tell stories. And while I know both of us would attest that this one-night ritual makes us happier all year long, it’s still nice to finally have the scientific proof.Read Full Story
There’s a perfect storm brewing as the economy sputters back to life. Employees are prepared for post-pandemic work, but their leaders may not be, according to leadership consultant Shawn Casemore.
There’s a light at the end of the tunnel. At least that appears to be the common belief among many of the business owners I’ve spoken with.Read Full Story
With sales on Lululemon, the North Face, Uniqlo, and more, you’ll keep warm in style (and for cheap) no matter how many more weeks of winter there are.
Even with the end of winter in sight, the funny thing about the seasons is: It comes right back next year. That’s why now is the time to stock up on winter coats, boots, and gear—the foreseeable future will (hopefully) only be frosty for a few more weeks, but in another 8 months, you’ll be glad you planned ahead. Clearances, markdowns, and end-of-season sales on down puffers, snow boots, fleece, and winter accessories mean you can find deals on performance attire before winter’s end.Read Full Story
The electronics retailer was always a mixed bag of an experience, and it became a dead store walking. But it’s still hard to imagine the valley without it.
Fry’s Electronics is no more. The chain of computer and consumer electronics superstores is closing its 31 remaining stores, thereby joining Circuit City, CompUSA, and my own beloved RadioShack among the once-mighty retailers of technology products that went into decline and finally collapsed.Read Full Story
LinkedIn’s cofounder is taking air taxis SPAC to the future.
It feels like we’ve been hearing about our brave new future of flying taxis forever. Experts insist the skies will be filled with them soon enough, but for now, one of the biggest hurdles is noise pollution. Urban dwellers who have to deal with the obnoxious sound of noisy air traffic on a regular basis will not exactly be thrilled with the idea of hearing thousands of helicopters in the air.Read Full Story
Never worry about whether you have to make decisions, Maynard Webb advises in his weekly column. Instead, worry about the timing of your decisions.
Editor’s Note: Each week Maynard Webb, former CEO of LiveOps and the former COO of eBay, will offer candid, practical, and sometimes surprising advice to entrepreneurs and founders. To submit a question, write to Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org.Read Full Story