✋ 4 phrases that make you sound weak to your coworkers

This week, Fast Company hosted its seventh annual Innovation Festival. The immersive virtual experience spanned five days of inspiration, connection, and meaningful takeaways. While the festival has ended, you can revisit some of the big ideas from a few of our popular panels, including insights from track and field star Allyson Felix, Rep. Katie Porter, IBM CEO Arvind Krishna, and AWS CEO Adam Selipsky. Read more below.
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innovation festival
AWS’s new CEO on its evolution from wild idea to $60 billion giant

A decade and a half ago, Adam Selipsky helped start AWS. Now he’s back to run the business that provides Amazon with more than half of its profits.

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Why Katie Porter says childcare and family policies are not (just) about women

At the Fast Company Innovation Festival, the Representative makes the case for why a better safety net for families helps the entire economy.

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How Allyson Felix and Athleta are rewriting the rules of sponsorship

“I feel like the world is changing,” the track and field star said at the Fast Company Innovation Festival. “We haven’t given athletes much room to be able to seem human.”

Leaders are thinking about hybrid work in a one-dimensional way. This is a better approach

The term “hybrid work” has come to mean more flexibility around working both remotely and in the office. But perhaps we could be applying the same term to the speed of work as well. 

innovation festival
IBM CEO: Quantum computing will take off ‘like a rocket ship’ this decade

But Arvind Krishna says that some hard quantum physics problems await as the market pushes for larger and larger quantum systems.

the future of work
4 phrases that make you sound weak to your coworkers

Your word choices can build you up or tear you down. Here’s how to speak in a way that won’t discredit your confidence or ability to perform.

work smart
Never, ever utter these phrases in a salary negotiation

Rather than panic in the moment, be prepared.

small to fast
I spoke to 5,000 people and these are the real reasons they’re quitting

Their answers will show you how to keep your top performers happy over the long haul.

workplace evolution
This is why candidates are ghosting you

In a tough hiring market, ghosting puts companies in a rough spot.

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