POLLY'S FAST COMPANY ARTICLES (Selected)

Here is a selection of some of my favorite Fast Company pieces from over the years.

"The Industrialized Revolution"
Clay Christensen's "disruptive innovation" explained why good companies fail. Now he's back to say disruption can help companies endure.
"All the Right Moves: Is it Time to Downsize My Dreams?"
"The New Normal"
From Boom to Bust to War to Whatever Comes Next. Superstar investor Roger McNamee defines the new era of business and finance and shows where the smart money is headed. Here's what you need to know about investing, competing, and winning today -- and for the rest of your life.
"How To Lead a Rich Life"
(Revised and Updated for a Poor Economy) Can money buy happiness? (You'd be surprised!) What is the measure of true wealth? (Hint: Don't look at your brokerage statement.) Why do so many people with high incomes have such limited assets? (Check out your garage...and your pool...and those vacation bills.) A values-driven guide to the Money Issue.
"Sophisticated Sell"
Why are so many women so passionate about shopping at Anthropologie? Because Glen Senk and his colleagues aren't just selling clothes and furnishings. They're selling a sense of adventure and originality -- and the promise of self-discovery. A field report from the frontier of retail.
"Keith Yamashita Wants to Reinvent Your Company"
He may be the most influential consultant you've never heard of. He's certainly one of the most creative. And his new ideas about strategy are powering a number of high-profile change efforts -- including Carly Fiorina's campaign to transform Hewlett-Packard.
"Hit Man"
Tony Soprano is back (finally). Six Feet Under is tops (now). And Chris Albrecht is smiling (really). The head of HBO is the most original mind in television. Here's his program for innovation.
"Best of the Best"
Strategic Innovation: The Children's Hospital at Montefiore Dr. Irwin Redlener has spent his career devising solutions to large-scale problems of health care for disenfranchised children. The latest expression of his single-minded agenda combines excellence in pediatric care with cutting-edge design, the latest technology, and the worldview of Carl Sagan.
"Money Therapy 101"
So you've got money issues? Is the relationship just not working out? It's time for some counseling from the money shrink, Pamela York Klainer. Can money ever buy happiness? Only if you can learn how to talk about it with honesty and clarity. (That's all the time we have. We'll take this up next session.)
"Fresh Start 2002: Weird Ideas That Work"
Do you need a fresh start on creativity? Stanford professor Robert Sutton is a unique voice with an urgent message about how to generate and capitalize on new ideas.
"After Shock"
According to philosopher and business consultant Peter Koestenbaum, the "shock of death" can teach us the secrets of leading a successful life -- if we have the courage to learn.
"Who's Fast 2002: Feargal Quinn"
Ireland's "Pope of Customer Service" dominates his market -- and continues to beat bigger rivals -- with a leadership philosophy that is at once folksy and radical. Behind all his success is one big question: How do we convince our customers to come back?
"Marcus Buckingham Thinks Your Boss Has an Attitude Problem"
Marcus Buckingham teaches CEOs how to get the most out of their people and their organizations. His first lesson: Forget everything you think you know about being a leader.
"Do You Know Your Own Strength?"
Gallup guru Marcus Buckingham advises some of the world's most powerful CEOs. He also helps hard-charging leaders who aren't CEOs make the most of their talents. What would he think of your career choices?
"Fast Talk: The Innovation Conversation"
Start with a conversation. Bring together 10 forward-looking business leaders -- visionaries in technology, video games, retail, hospitality, finance, and design. Add pressure and limit time to 90 minutes. What do you get?
"Do You Have the Will to Lead?"
Peter Koestenbaum, a behind-the-scenes sage for CEOs and other leaders, poses the big questions: How do we act when the risks of action seem overwhelming? What does it mean to be a successful human being?
"So Cool, So Digital, So Miserable"
Two new books offer a provocative critique of the most powerful forces in work and life today: digital technology and our branded existence. Are you ready to embrace a return to authenticity?
"The Company Without Limits"
Australia's Lend Lease Corp. is responsible for some of the world's most spectacular buildings. It's also a leader in mutual funds, computer services, and other far-flung lines of business.
"The Office of the Future"
Redesigning Lead Lease to make the each day more engergizing, rewarding, and productive for employees.
"Foundation for Growth"
How Lend Lease helps employees reach their potential.
"Leaders.com"
What does leadership mean in the digital economy? Leaders of 12 of the Net eras most successful companies give their Internet insights.
"The Agenda - Grassroots Leadership"
Navy commander D. Michael Abrashoff uses a leadership model that's as progressive as any in business.
"Who's Fast: Ben Zander"
"Never doubt the capacity of the people you lead to accomplish whatever you dream for them.
"Here's How to Make It to the Top"
Arlene Blum has climbed the world's highest peaks. Now she teaches executives the secrets of high-altitude leadership.
"The Starbucks Sisterhood"
A new generation of women is reinventing the rules of work faster than you can say, "Double decaf skinny latte."
"This Organization Is Dis-Organization"
No titles. No offices. No paper. How Denmark's Oticon thrives on chaos.