Who is Andy Jassy? 6 things to know about Amazon’s next CEO

While the concern today is with how many doses of COVID-19 vaccines we have, as supply increases, we're going to have to deal with another challenge:  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ 
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While the focus today is on the availability of COVID-19 vaccines, as the supply increases, we’re going to have to deal with another challenge: convincing skeptics to get inoculated. While some Americans tell pollsters they won’t take any vaccine, full stop, others have more specific concerns—about how quickly the latest vaccines were made, what the side effects might be, whether the Trump administration rushed the approval process, and so on.

We collected some of these questions and asked multiple experts to explain why Americans shouldn’t be worried, in case you or anyone in your life might be hesitant. Read them here.

Morgan Clendaniel
 
coronavirus
Why people might be worried about taking the COVID-19 vaccine—and why they don’t need to be

There are some common concerns about the new vaccines that are driving a reluctance to take them. Here’s how you can ease people’s minds.

 
tech
Who is Andy Jassy? 6 things to know about Amazon’s next CEO

Jeff Bezos is turning the company he founded over to a longtime executive who—though the furthest thing from a household name—is a superstar within Amazon.

 
co.design
The schools of the future can be built in less than a week

The world’s first 3D-printed school is taking shape in Madagascar, offering a new model for affordable educational spaces in underresourced communities.

 
 
a message from Enel X
Predicting what’s in store for 2021 on climate, energy, and the economy
Here's four ways our collective efforts will have an impact on society. 
 
 
tech
Andy Jassy will face these 3 big challenges as Amazon’s CEO

When Jassy succeeds Jeff Bezos, he’ll have plenty to keep him busy—including activist legislators, labor unrest, and the need to just keep growing.

 
remote work
Why Zoom fatigue can be self-fulfilling

It might be time to shift how you think about Zoom meetings.

 
coronavirus
These volunteer data efforts are tracking where you can get a vaccine

Frustrated with a lack of reliable, official information, people are coordinating mass phone campaigns and using tools such as Airtable and Google Sheets to track where the shot’s actually available.

 
impact
How to build the city of the future, according to Ikea’s innovation lab

‘The Ideal City’ collects the most successful urban ideas from around the world, to serve as a sort of cookbook of best practices for city leaders.

 
coronavirus
People trust black COVID-19 masks more than others. But why?

If you want someone to feel safe around you, go with a black (or white) mask.

 
co.design
Just how valuable is that luxury bag? This app can tell you instantly

Rebag’s new app uses image recognition technology to assess your bag and give you its resale value.

 
news
What we know about Hive, the MySpace, Twitter, Instagram mashup social media app that exploded overnight

Thanks to a TikTok influencer and a One Direction “psychic,” Hive skyrocketed in popularity overnight.

 
recommender
Six ethical jewelry brands that will delight your Valentine—without hurting the planet

These pieces from AUrate, Cuyana, Vrai, and more are environmentally friendly and ethically sourced.

 
recommender
Editor’s Pick: These Teva slip-ons are the comfiest shoes I own

Teva’s Ember Mocs strike the perfect balance between sneaker and slipper.

 
 
innovation festival 360
Humor is a serious business
In business leadership, humor gets results. Seriously. Studies show teams are energized and do a better job of retaining critical information when the message is laced with levity. In this special Fast Company virtual event, Stanford Graduate School of Business’s Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas (authors of Humor, Seriously) and comedian and author Sarah Cooper explore the importance of leading with humor, purpose, and grace—at work and in life. Join us tomorrow, February 4th at 2PM ET / 11AM PT.
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NEWS
Meet the ’ScaleUps’: How fast-growing companies drive job creation
During the last economic downturn nearly a third of net new jobs were created by just 2% of companies—enterprises with $10 million to $1 billion in revenue, growing an annual rate of 20% or more, according to a new report by Wakefield Research.
The study forecasts that this same cohort of companies will likely have an outsized impact on job creation during the current economic slump. These firms “reacted quickly to the COVID-19 outbreak with policies aimed at securing revenue, with most maintaining positive growth outlooks into 2021,” the study says.
The report identifies these fast-growth businesses as “ScaleUps,” which are distinct from small businesses, startups, and corporations. 
Using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Wakefield determined that some 90,000 fast-growing companies added more than 3.6 million net new jobs between 2006 and 2009, representing 32% of new job gains.
 
 
 
BRANDS THAT MATTER
Fast Company is accepting applications for its new Brands That Matter ranking
Calling all brands! Fast Company is excited to introduce a program to recognize Brands That Matter.

The goal is to honor businesses and nonprofits that are more than the products they sell or the services they provide, that have achieved relevance through cultural impact and social engagement, and whose branding authentically communicates their missions and ideals. Brands from around the world—from multinational conglomerates to small-but-mighty companies—are encouraged to apply. Read more about the program here.
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