Kaiser Permanente’s Bechara Choucair believes that proper housing is essential to good health

Housing hasn’t traditionally been a component of healthcare. But physician and SVP Bechara Choucair knew it should be. He prompted healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente to create a new, $200-million, impact-investing fund in 2018 to address housing stability and homelessness. “It’s nearly impossible for a person to achieve or maintain […]

From the editor: Meet 74 creative people, 100 top workplaces for innovators, 21 great teams

It’s never been just about creativity. Since its inception in 2009, Fast Company’ s annual review of the Most Creative People in Business has featured plenty of entertainers, writers, designers, and other artistic individuals who have channeled their imagination into successful enterprises. But at the heart of this franchise […]

COVID-19 has revealed the flaws of Silicon Valley’s purpose-driven culture

Thanks to intentional culture-building, startup workplaces have evolved to become much more than offices—they’re where people take meals, cultivate friendships, and find their purpose. Great culture attracts and retains great talent, encourages people to spend more time working toward company goals, and rallies the team around a mission. For […]

I’m a former superintendent. Here’s what really worries me about reopening schools

Classrooms, gyms, and cafeterias at schools across the U.S. have remained empty for months now. And despite some districts beginning to reopen , many others will remain closed amid fears that prematurely restarting in-person classes could cost more lives in the pandemic . Local, state, and federal officials wrangle […]

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