E.B. Boyd is a contributing writer at Fast Company and San Francisco. She has reported from the Middle East, Afghanistan, China, Haiti, and Silicon Valley.
One Marine officer concluded that the U.S. way of advising the Afghan National Army was hurting more than helping. So he came up with his own solution and changed the course of the conflict.
By the time we thought about leaving Afghanistan, we’d been tossing gear into the country for more than a decade. This is the story of how we moved out.
Diaspora was supposed to be the “Facebook Killer.” Then 22-year-old cofounder Ilya Zhitomirskiy committed suicide. E.B. Boyd reports on how his death has touched a nerve in Silicon Valley—and forced one of its biggest secrets out in the open.
In Silicon Valley, some dare to ask: Why hire a PhD, when a self-taught kid is just as good?
The stereotypical founder of a Silicon Valley giant is an insanely arrogant, pathologically driven, geekily brilliant 22-year-old guy. This boom looks different. For the first time in startup history, girl wonders actually have an edge over the boys. (Not that anyone has noticed.) Can the new femme entrepreneurs seize their moment?
If you want to learn how to lead, join the military.
In 2005, when Ruchi Sanghvi walked into Facebook's offices in downtown Palo Alto looking for a job, she didn't expect to become the poster girl for women in Silicon Valley. Now almost a decade -- and two jobs -- later, including a stint at Dropbox, the tag of 'Facebook's first female engineer' still holds.
Fast Company | The skyline in Kabul has changed virtually overnight. And now, ahead of an unsure and rapidly approaching future, building has stalled.
After 13 years of war, the bulk of U.S. forces will leave Afghanistan this year. From May 2013 to last February, Lt. Gen. Mark A. Milley ’80 was the second-highest general on the ground, overseeing daily operations for NATO.
Google wants Voice Search to master the Tower of Babel. So Linne Ha travels the world, gathering the language samples used to train it.
Why design is the secret weapon of the social network.
The Marines are using teams of servicewomen in Afghanistan to go where the men in its front-line combat units cannot: To build relationships with Afghan women. (Reported from Helmand during an embed with the US Marines.)
The U.S. military is hampered by antiquated technologies that leave units all but deaf and blind as they try to hunt down insurgents and win hearts and minds. A team of former Special Forces officers is now building the tools to fix that.