An inside look at the inner-workings of Google’s top-secret research lab.
Google X isn’t like most R&D labs. In this month’s feature, Fast Company was granted first-of-its kind access into Google’s top-secret research laboratory, where “moonshots” trump real-world feasibility, and failure is openly encouraged. “If we can get to a no quickly on an idea, that’s almost as good as getting to a yes,” says Rich DeVaul, head of Google X’s Rapid Evaluation team in the video above. Hit play to watch what happens when the very active imaginations of some very smart people are given free rein to fail.
On Sunday night, Mad Men returned for it’s 7th and final season. At the opening, the famous title credits played. They sounded, as usual, instantly familiar and completely iconic. But there’s a strange story behind their creation. The Mad Men theme song wasn’t written for Mad Men at all; it was actually originally an unknown rap song by DJ RJD2 and rapper Aceyalone.
That is so much cooler now.
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Stanford GSB faculty, staff, alumni, and guests share their thoughts on mentorship, role models, empowerment, and success:
Land Rover debuts invisible car technology
Thats fucking dope.