E.B. Boyd

E.B. Boyd

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.

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Lead Or Die | Fast Company

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.

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Getting Out of Afghanistan | Fast Company

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.
(Made the Atlantic's list of best journalism of 2015)

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Silicon Valley's New Hiring Strategy | Fast Company

In Silicon Valley, some dare to ask: Why hire a PhD, when a self-taught kid is just as good?

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Meet The Entrepreneurs Building The World's Startups | Fast Company

The U.S. might be the leader in startups, but entrepreneurship elsewhere is catching up. Here are a few of the world's rock stars.

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Can Silicon Valley Help The State Department Track Weapons Of Mass Destruction? | Fast Company

The State Department is looking to the tech world for new ideas to help solve increasingly difficult (and scary) problems.

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Leadership Lessons From The U.S. Army In Afghanistan | Fast Company

If you want to learn how to lead, join the military.

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Meet Google's Voice Hunter On A Quest For 300 Languages | Fast Company

Google wants Voice Search to master the Tower of Babel. So Linne Ha travels the world, gathering the language samples used to train it.

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The White House's New Facebook Messenger Bot

White House techies Jason Goldman and Josh Miller explain the idea behind the new mini-app.

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Can Entrepreneurship Fight Violent Extremism? | Fast Company

The seventh annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit met in Silicon Valley to promote startups as a counter to the nihilism of terrorism.

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Thank Facebook's Design Team For Every Warm And Fuzzy Moment You've Ever Had On The Social Network

Why design is the secret weapon of the social network.

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The Kabubble: Scenes From Afghanistan's Stalled Housing Boom | Fast Company

Fast Company | The skyline in Kabul has changed virtually overnight. And now, ahead of an unsure and rapidly approaching future, building has stalled.

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Ex-Green Berets Bring Tech to Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

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.

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Nike Turns London Into a Game Board to Get People Running

Nike asked Wieden+Kennedy to get young people excited about running. W+K said forget ads, let's make a game.

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The Art Of Focus: Behind The Scenes With The Google+ Team

Congratulations. You've just been tapped to revamp everything Google does. How do you get your team to remember why they're doing what they're doing? Try painting a mural.

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In 8 Years, Facebook Changed All We Do Online

In the storm that is Facebook's IPO, we pause to take note of the way the social network has transformed the way we live now.