The Recommender (Fast Company)

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The Recommender (Fast Company)
The Recommender
“I love to cook.
For recipes, I’m
using Yummly
a lot. To get the
food, I’m using
Instacart. And
to fight the
weight that I put
on when I cook
too much: the
fitness app Lark.”
“The Dash is a Bluetooth
wireless stereo headset that
includes health sensors,
an accelerometer, and a
developer platform. The
earbuds are waterproof, so
you can enjoy your music
even while swimming.”
Sallie Krawcheck
Owner, Ellevate;
Fast Company MCP
Avery Wang
Founder and chief scientist,
Shazam
“Sourced
Adventures offers
day trips out of
New York City, like
white-water rafting,
paintballing, and
even skiing.”
TECH TOOLS TO SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE
1
TO CHARGE
“Hollyhock House, Frank
Lloyd Wright’s first L.A.
home, is finally open again
after a long restoration.
Well worth the trip.”
Alexandra Patsavas
Founder, Chop Shop Music;
Fast Company MCP
26 FastCompany.com October 2015
“My phone is an extension of my office, so
I always keep my RAV
Power Solar Charger
in my bag. It lets
me power up using
just sunlight.”
Martha Poulter
EVP and CIO,
Starwood Hotels
2
TO LOCATE
“You can attach Tile to
anything and it pings its
location based on other cell
phones in the area. It saves
time finding things that
constantly go missing.”
Nancy Daum
COO and CFO, Pereira & O’Dell
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TO REWARD
“My kids were always
losing money or
asking me to buy
things on their behalf.
­IAllowance is a great
app that solves for
these and more.”
Courtney Holt
Chief strategy officer,
Maker Studios
Illustrations by Ben Tallon; João Canziani (Krawcheck); Joshua White Photography (Hollyhock)
Ruzwana Bashir
Cofounder and CEO, Peek.com;
Fast Company MCP
The Recommender
“SKAM records,
one of the
most influential
electronic music
labels, has
launched a new
10-inch-only
sublabel named
KASM. Both of its
initial releases
are essentials.”
“Public School is a Southwestern gastropub chain
where they finally figured
out that cheddar should
be built into tater tots.”
Cenk Uygur
Founder and CEO, Young Turks
Kiya Babzani
Founder, Self Edge
B O O KS T H AT W IL L M E LT YO UR MIN D
“The Japanese
Konjac Sponge,
made of vegetable
fiber, is pillow-soft
and makes everyday
cleaning and exfoliating a joy. This is
a travel must-have.”
Priya’s Shakti
BY RAM DEVINENI, VIKAS K. MENON,
AND DAN GOLDMAN
“The mythologically
themed comic books use
augmented reality to make
a difficult subject—India’s
gender-based sexual
violence—approachable.”
Opeyemi Olukemi
Senior director of interactive
programs, Tribeca Film Institute
28 FastCompany.com October 2015
“I binge-read science
fiction. Not only do
I enjoy it, but I find
that great science
fiction can open your
mind to possibilities
better than almost
anything else. In the
past two weeks, I’ve
read Ready Player
One, The Martian,
and Wool, all great!”
Salman Khan
Founder and executive
director, Khan Academy;
Fast Company MCP
“I use the Ovopur waterfiltration system by
Aquaovo at home and love
their LAB[O] glass water
bottles. The silicone
covers and caps come in
several different colors.”
Piraye Beim
Founder and CEO, Celmatix
Illustration by Ben Tallon; Self Edge (Babzani); Michelle Pattee (Lu)
Anyi Lu
Founder and CEO, Anyi Lu

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