Issue 129

October 2008


  • Fast Facts About America's Bosses

    Looking back over 50 years of National Boss Days (October 16), workers everywhere may notice one thing has remained constant: The big money is concentrated at the top, and the bigs are mostly men. As for the talent? Well, we have nothing controversial to say. After all, we're up for promotion. Right, boss?

  • The Federal Open Market Committee

    Do you know who to blame for those crazy-low CD returns? The 10 men and women of the FOMC — five regional Fed presidents and five Fed governors — will gather October 28 — 29 in Washington, D.C., to set monetary policy and consider interest rates.

  • World Fisheries Congress

    Clams, shrimp, spicy-tuna rolls: Yum! Global seafood consumption has tripled during the past 50 years. At the fifth World Fisheries Congress (October 20 — 24) in Yokohama, Japan, sustainability — of the $155 billion industry and the animals it depends on — will be the big concern. Here are seven species on the menu.


Fast Talk



From the Editor

  • Letter From the Editor of Fast Company: Shock Value

    If I had thought ahead, I would have gotten a pedicure. A few weeks ago, I was at an executive retreat and found myself in a strategy session that took place in an open-air porch. All of us were sporting shorts (or skirts) and bare feet. Seeing so many toes was, to say the least, unexpected.