Old Navy is overhauling how it designs clothes. Here’s why

 
The United States spent an estimated $806 million to build the U.S. embassy in Kabul, a complex of more than a dozen fortified buildings and annexes spread over 15 acres. As the United States withdraws from Afghanistan, the future of the embassy hangs in the balance. Will it remain under U.S. control, with a skeletal maintenance crew? Or will it fall into the hands of the Taliban? Nate Berg talks to experts, including a retired U.S. Navy SEAL and an architect who spent 26 years working for the State Department’s overseas building operations, for clues. Read his story here. 
—Suzanne LaBarre
 
news
What will happen to the U.S. embassy in Kabul?
SHARE THIS STORY

The sprawling complex cost roughly $806 million to build and could very well fall into the hands of the Taliban.

READ MORE
 
news
TikTok survived Trump’s ban. But Congress is still targeting it

Concern over the Chinese video-sharing app may be a stand-in for a larger problem: The U.S. still has no federal data privacy law.

READ MORE
 
co.design
Old Navy is overhauling how it designs clothes. Here’s why

An inside look at how Old Navy overhauled its entire organization to ensure that plus-size consumers could shop alongside their straight-size counterparts.

READ MORE
 
 
 
 
These probiotics for coral could help save the reefs

Some helpful bacteria can help coral survive higher ocean temperatures. The trick is getting it to the reefs in the first place.

READ MORE
 
 
job hunting
These 4 interview responses are BS that hiring managers see right through

Interviewers can usually tell when a candidate is saying what they think that person wants to hear, rather than saying something that’s truthful and genuine. 

READ MORE
 
coronavirus
Watch Pope Francis’ new pro-vaccine PSA: Getting vaccinated is “an act of love”

The campaign, featuring the Pope and six cardinals and archbishops from different countries, calls on people to think about themselves as “members of the great human family,” and says it’s a “moral responsibility” to get vaccinated.

READ MORE
 
tech
‘Fortnite’ and ‘Minecraft’ are getting kids excited about learning again

As STEM educators work to rebound from the pandemic’s disruptions, they’re giving students the opportunity to build stuff in virtual worlds.

READ MORE
 
coronavirus
When will Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine recipients get a booster?

The government announced plans for people who got the two-dose Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. The people who chose a one-and-done option are still in the dark.

READ MORE
 
coronavirus
Delta variant devastation: Florida hospitals show vaccinated vs unvaccinated ICU patient data

Health systems in Florida are using easy-to-understand infographics to demonstrate how good the COVID vaccines are at keeping people out of the hospital.

READ MORE
 
tech
Non-English Wikipedia has a misinformation problem

The crowdsourced encyclopedia is accurate only if the crowd is big enough and diverse enough to catch factual problems reliably—and that often isn’t the case for Wikipedia’s hundreds of non-English sites.

READ MORE
 
news
RepairSmith’s driveway is paved with gold: What you need to know
RepairSmith, the mobile auto-repair startup, announced a $42 million Series B round of funding on Thursday.
This latest round of investors includes two legacy auto companies, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche Ventures, as well as TI Capital and Spring Mountain Capital. 
The two-year-old service offers online booking, instant pricing, and on-site repair at homes or workplaces, all provided by full-time technicians who appear in repair vans. It’s basically an alternative to taking your car to Jiffy Lube and waiting around. 
The involvement of Mercedes-Benz is not surprising: The concept was born in an incubator session there under its investment arm.
 
events
The Fast Company Innovation Festival
September 27-30: The seventh annual Fast Company Innovation Festival returns this year as an immersive hybrid experience, featuring four days of inspirational keynote interviews, in-depth panels, and interactive workshops. 
GET TICKETS
 
 
FREE SPONSORED E-BOOK OF THE DAY
10 Tips on Time Management
Click here to download your free e-book.
 
 
Thanks for reading! Have questions or comments? Email us at newsletters@fastcompany.com. Have a great day!
Support strength in journalism
Join Fast Company Premium for $1
 
If you don’t want to receive Compass anymore, unsubscribe here
If you were forwarded Compass and like it, subscribe here

View this newsletter online

7 World Trade Center, 29th Floor, New York, NY 10007-2195

Commentaires

Posts les plus consultés de ce blog

Chris Ramsey can take the heat, but what would relegation for QPR mean for black managers in the Premier League?

Luke from 'Gilmore Girls' is selling out and starting a coffee brand

Sandy Hook Parents Are Criticizing Megyn Kelly For Giving A Platform To ‘Truther’ Alex Jones