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10 Most Popular Stories Of The Week

Here are the most read stories this week from Fast Company, Co.Create, Co.Design, Co.Lead, and Co.Exist.

Someone somewhere once wrote that celebrities, they're just like us. Artist Danny Evans took the adage to its most literal extreme in what became the most popular story of the week on the Fast Company network. See Co.Design's story below to find out what Jennifer Anniston, Jay-Z, and other stars would look like as hefty, middle-aged common folk. 

Also this week, a captain of a nuclear sub gave us tips on leadership language; we went deep inside an office built for people who'd rather be outside; and awarded street artist Banksy the gold medal for graffiti. Here's the full rundown of what you might have missed.

Jennifer Aniston 1. What Jennifer Aniston And Beyonce Would Look Like As Ugly Regular People
Co.Design

Check out what Beyonce, Jay-Z, Jennifer Aniston, and others would look like if they weren’t celebrities ... with personal trainers.

Banksy Olympic Graffiti 2. As Authorities Crack Down, Banksy Enters The Olympic Graffiti Games
Co.Create

Check out some incredible Olympics-inspired graffiti from the infamous Banksy.

Man Watching Video 3. Why Short-Form Video Is The Future Of Marketing
Fast Company

Kerrin Sheldon shares his thoughts on why short clips are the way of the foreseeable future.

Outdoor Office 4. An Office Created For People Who Would Rather Be Outside
Co.Exist

An office for those who hate offices.

Old Pillar 5. A British Town Tries To Reinvent Itself For Tourists, Via Branding
Co.Design

Find out how a town with medieval roots rebranded itself for the modern era.

Sub Captain 6. A Submarine Captain On The Power Of Leadership Language
Fast Company

Captain David Marquet of the USS Santa Fe brings you leadership lessons from the bottom of the ocean.

Foot Powered Washing Machine 7. How A Foot-Powered Washing Machine Could Change Millions Of Lives
Co.Design

Check out the foot-powered washing machine that works like a salad spinner and will change lives around the world.

Ideo Electric Bike 8. Kickstarting: IDEO's Ultra-Elegant, Retro-Cool Electric Bike
Co.Design

IDEO and Kickstarter have crafted a modern marvel of a bike. Just be careful of sticker shock.

Mark Zuckerberg 9. Facebook's Social Pivot
Fast Company

Adam Penenberg dissects Mark Zuckerberg’s world-changing pivot.

10. Wacom's Massive, $3,700 Tablet For Designers
Co.Design

Check out the 24" tablet that’s perfect for designers and artists.

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  • Dale R. Wilson

    I am glad to see that the article, A Submarine Captain On The Power Of Leadership Language , is #6 on this list, as it proves the interest and attention to what Captain David Marquet did on the USS Santa Fe.  David Marquet is a remarkable person.  I have come to know David personally, although one should not think that my posting this comment is an advertisement.  On the contrary, it is an endorsement of a solid, well-proven leadership approach.It comes down to empowering people; giving people real responsibility and real authority; inspiring the empowerment of engaged people and leadership at all levels.  On the USS Santa Fe, David's leadership structure established mechanisms that created a favorable environment in which the crew were released to grow their knowledge and skills, ultimately gaining the autonomy over their tasks and resources to become leaders.  At the same time, David's approach challenged the paradigm of the hierarchical organization by revealing the process to tear down pyramids, create a flat organization, and to develop leaders, not followers.David's accomplishments onboard the USS Santa Fe are impressive, and his book is a must read.