Atul Gawande: To fix our broken healthcare system, start with primary care

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The ex-CEO of Haven—Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JP Morgan’s just-ended health venture—on what he’s learned as a surgeon, researcher, and entrepreneur. After three years, Haven, the much-anticipated health venture from Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JP Morgan, is shutting down. Little information came from the company itself on the decision to end the business, merely stating that its founding companies would collaborate further in the future. When it disbands at the end of February, its staff will be divvied up among its three founding partners. Read Full Story

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The most genius founders can also be erratic CEOs. Here’s how to fix that

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A leadership expert says founders of growing businesses need to adapt and also start thinking of themselves as CCO—the “chief consistency officer.” Founder CEOs have captured the imagination of the business world and often have a somewhat idealized or even romanticized image. Most founders have dreams of becoming the next Jeff Bezos, Steve Jobs, or Bill Gates. Venture and private equity investors are all aggressively searching for the next world-changing visionaries. Read Full Story

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‘Fast Company’ is 25 years old, and we’re still asking: Can business be better?

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As ‘Fast Company’ celebrates its silver anniversary, an editor looks back—and contemplates the years ahead. In 1995, I was a cub reporter at The Wall Street Journal covering small businesses and venture capital. I thought it was the best job in journalism, writing about entrepreneurs and their backers, but my work wasn’t exactly front-page stuff. The Journal , like the corporate leaders and investors it served, valued news about the public markets, scoops on companies such as General Electric and AT&T, and profiles of star CEOs who maximized profits for their shareholders. Read Full Story

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Introducing Fast Government, an exploration of innovation and talent in public service

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Don’t think of a career in public and private sectors as the “revolving door.” Think of it as cross-pollination of ideas from two interdependent worlds. Before he cofounded ride-sharing company Lyft, CEO Logan Green learned the intricacies of public transportation as a director on the Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District board. Venture capitalist Bradley Tusk worked as a communications director for Sen. Chuck Schumer and served as deputy governor of Illinois. Aerospace engineer Aisha Bowe says her six years working at NASA were “instrumental” to founding STEMBoard, a tech company that serves government and private-sector clients. Read Full Story

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Sophia Amoruso’s latest venture: a $2,000 business class

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Amoruso is distilling everything she learned at Nasty Gal and Girlboss—the good and the bad—into an eight-week entrepreneurship course for founders who want to bootstrap their business. In June, Sophia Amoruso stepped down as CEO of Girlboss, the media company she founded after her book (by the same name) sold half a million copies . It was an unexpected move both for the company, which had just been acquired by media investment firm Attention Capital, and for the Girlboss herself. Read Full Story

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