Move over data visualization. The era of ‘data simulation’ is here

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“Flatten the curve” was just the beginning. On November 6, Johns Hopkins University published an article about a simulation to explore how the United States would respond to a fast-moving new virus. The subtitle, which read in part that the simulation “envisions a fast-spreading coronavirus with a devastating impact,” could be mistaken for a headline in today’s papers. Read Full Story

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Inside the redesign of ‘Fast Company’ magazine

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‘Fast Company’ has a bold new look. Creative director Mike Schnaidt walks through the major design moves. Here at Fast Company, we absolutely love design. We celebrate it annually through our Innovation by Design program, and write about it daily here on Co.Design. Our magazine gives us a perpetually fresh canvas to practice what we preach. That’s why, as creative director, I find it important to continually evolve our look — it keeps us fresh and energized about design. With that, I’m excited to announce a brand-new redesign for Fast Company . Read Full Story

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6 ways to show your boss you’re a high-potential employee

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Show your potential by making these simple, strategic moves. If you want to get ahead in the workplace, it helps to be seen as a “high-potential employee,” or HIPO. As reported previously in Fast Company , Gartner’s research finds that HIPOs exert 21% more effort than their non-HIPO peers and have a 75% chance of succeeding at roles that are critical to business performance and the future leadership pipeline. These are the folks who get plum assignments and are selected for training, mentoring, and other advancement programs, if they’re available. Read Full Story

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How to watch CNN’s coronavirus town hall live for free without cable

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CNN will try to make sense of the global coronavirus pandemic tonight with a special town hall event. The coronavirus pandemic is a fast-moving news story that’s changing by the minute. In the last 24 hours alone, we’ve seen severe restrictions on travel, sports events, Broadway shows, concerts, office work, school attendance, and nearly every venue where large groups of people gather. In between, it can feel almost impossible to separate fact from fiction, or tell the difference between legitimate precautions and outright panic. Read Full Story

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Google’s anti-tracking move is good for privacy, and even better for Google

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Since it’s big players like Google that have all the targeting data, smaller ones will have a hard time competing without cookie data. Google’s move against individual web tracking might be good for consumer privacy—and could look good to antitrust investigators—but it will also consolidate Google’s power in interactive advertising, several advertising sources told Fast Company on Wednesday. Read Full Story

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AbCellera wins Fast Company’s Innovative Team of the Year award

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AbCellera’s Pandemic Prevention Platform team brought the first COVID-19 antibody to clinical trials in under 90 days. Together with Eli Lilly and NIAID’s Vaccine Research Center, AbCellera’s Pandemic Prevention Platform team combined microfluidics, data science, machine learning, bioinformatics, and genomics to bring the first COVID-19 antibody to clinical trials in under 90 days, a process that typically requires three to six years. In June Eli Lilly began two Phase 1 clinical trials of COVID-19 antibodies isolated by AbCellera. “People have pushed themselves to the very limits of their endurance in this race against the virus,” says AbCellera head of R&D Ester Falconer. Read Full Story

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Announcing Fast Company’s Summer Series: Conversations for early-career journalists of color

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Fast Company is launching a free webinar series for aspiring and novice journalists of color looking to develop their skills, hone their pitch, or land their dream job in media. With schools moving online and many internships put on hold, it can be difficult to begin a career in journalism. At the same time, it’s more important than ever that we expand access to an industry that has historically lacked diversity. Read Full Story

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