The Fast 50 will appear in the March issue of Fast Company, the magazine for management innovators, hitting newsstands February 19. The list includes 50 exceptional achievers selected from online submissions by Fast Company readers. Profiles of the Fast 50, as well as all reader submissions, may be accessed online at the special Fast 50 Website at www.fastcompany.com/fast50.
"The Fast 50 had the vision to see ways of improving our world - and the persistence to accomplish their goals," said Fast Company co-founder and co-editor William Taylor. "The Fast 50 recognizes 50 individuals who are each courageous in their own way."
The Fast 50 includes executives, activists, marketers, designers, scientists, engineers and other leaders from a variety of backgrounds. Some are solo entrepreneurs and researchers. Others come from a wide range of organizations - from large corporations to non-profit groups.
The Fast 50 were selected by a distinguished panel consisting of astronaut Sally Ride, management guru Tom Peters, noted futurist Watts Wacker, Kevin Roberts, CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi, and Zoe Baird, CEO of the Markle Foundation.
About Fast Company
Founded in 1996 and published monthly, Boston-based Fast Company (www.fastcompany.com) covers ideas, trends and individuals devoted to managing change in today's economy. The magazine was acquired in 2000 by G+J USA, one of America's largest magazine publishers. G+J USA also publishes Inc., Child, Family Circle, Fitness, Homestyle, Parents, Rosie and YM.
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