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.
(Made the Atlantic's list of best journalism of 2015)
In Silicon Valley, some dare to ask: Why hire a PhD, when a self-taught kid is just as good?
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.
The State Department is looking to the tech world for new ideas to help solve increasingly difficult (and scary) problems.
If you want to learn how to lead, join the military.
Google wants Voice Search to master the Tower of Babel. So Linne Ha travels the world, gathering the language samples used to train it.
White House techies Jason Goldman and Josh Miller explain the idea behind the new mini-app.
The seventh annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit met in Silicon Valley to promote startups as a counter to the nihilism of terrorism.
Why design is the secret weapon of the social network.
Fast Company | The skyline in Kabul has changed virtually overnight. And now, ahead of an unsure and rapidly approaching future, building has stalled.
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.
Nike asked Wieden+Kennedy to get young people excited about running. W+K said forget ads, let's make a game.
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.