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WEDNESDAY, January 13, 2009

Featured in the February 2010 Issue of Fast Company

Cover Story: Transition Game, by Chuck Salter, page 56
In the Great Recession, we all need to be improvisers. Steve Nash-the NBA all-star who made his career creatively managing chaos on the court and in business-shows us how to pick-and-roll our way through tough times.

THURSDAY, March 23, 2009

Adweek Names Fast Company Editor Robert Safian "Editor of the Year"

Magazine ranks #2 on Hot List (of "Ten under 60")

New York, March 23, 2009 - Adweek magazine today named Robert Safian, editor of Fast Company magazine and fastcompany.com, "Editor of the Year" as part of its annual Hot List and Magazine Special Report. Fast Company was also named to the No. 2 spot on Adweek's Hot List ranking of "Ten Under 60" for magazines with annual revenue of $60 million and under.

THURSDAY, March 23, 2009

Featured in the April 2009 Issue of Fast Company

Cover Story: Boy Wonder (The Kid Who Made Obama President), by Ellen McGirt, page 58
The untold story of how Chris Hughes, at the tender age of 25, helped create two of the most successful startups in modern history: Facebook and the Barack Obama campaign. Fast Company reveals exclusive details in the magazine and in accompanying coverage online at www.fastcompany.com.

THURSDAY, March 19, 2009

Fast Company honored as National Magazine Awards Finalist in two prestigious categories: Reporting and General Excellence

NEW YORK, NY, March 19, 2009 - Fast Company received two nominations for National Magazine Awards, the magazine industry's highest honor, from the American Society of Magazine Editors in the categories of Reporting and General Excellence. "China Storms Africa," by investigative journalist Richard Behar, which appeared in the June 2008 issue, was nominated in the Reporting category, while the June, September and November issues were highlighted in the General Excellence category.

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2009

Fast Company Special Report: Rwanda Rising

How the small African country is reinventing itself 15 years after the genocide

NEW YORK, NY, March 18, 2009 - Fifteen years after the genocide that killed an eighth of its population (1 million people in 100 days in 1994 alone), the small African nation of Rwanda remains one of the world's poorest places: 90% of its adults are subsistence farmers, and its per-capita income is about $1 a day. But the country is now trying to reinvent itself-and conquer poverty-by embracing a new model of economic development: Build a global network of powerful friends-including CEOs from Costco, Starbucks, Google, and RealNetworks-to lure private investment, and market the brand of Rwanda. Fast Company's Jeff Chu reports on how President Paul Kagame and other leaders are transforming the fabric of Rwanda's economy. "Rwanda Rising" appears in the April issue of Fast Company and online at www.fastcompany.com, beginning March 18.

THURSDAY, February 05, 2009

Inc. Now Accepting Applications for the 2009 Inc. 500|5000

NEW YORK, NY, February 5, 2009 - Inc. magazine and Inc.com (www.inc.com) today announced that the application process for this year's annual Inc. 500|5000 list of America's fastest-growing private companies is now open. The list, published for the past 27 years, is a distinguished editorial award, a celebration of innovation, a network of modern entrepreneurial leaders and an esteemed public relations showcase presented by the leading entrepreneurial advocate, Inc. Magazine. Companies can apply now by visiting http://www.apply5000.com. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2009.

THURSDAY, October 02, 2008

Highlights of the October 2008 Issue of Inc.

COVER STORY: COOL, DETERMINED, AND UNDER 30, PG. 97
Sanjit Biswas is bringing Internet access to the developing. Una Kim is building a chic footwear brand. The October issue of Inc. magazine introduces us to 18 of the coolest entrepreneurs in the country. They are running businesses in fields as divers as Wi-Fi and fashion, blogging, and music. Combined, they manage nearly 600 employees and have raised more than $100 million from investors. They are collaborative, creative, confident, and all of them were born after October 31, 1978. The story takes a look at how Generation Y, born between 1977 and 1994, may well be on its way to becoming the most entrepreneurial generation in our country's history. Inc. Senior Reporter Ryan McCarthy is available to discuss the coolest young entrepreneurs in the country. The entire article is available online at http://www.inc.com/magazine/20081001/cool-determined-amp-under-30.html.

WEDNESDAY, October 01, 2008

Featured in the October issue of Fast Company

New York, October 1, 2008 - A Dutch superstar, an unyielding architect, a Green diva, a style soothsayer, a digital visionary, and 71 perfect products share the spotlight as Fast Company names its Masters of Design for 2008. Highlights of the issue include:

On the cover: Secrets of a SuperDesigner, by Linda Tischler, page 106.
Dutch designer Marcel Wanders is expanding his empire to the United States - fabulously, of course. Wanders was a "slam dunk" choice to mastermind the new $200 million Mondrian in South Beach, says Mari Balestrazzi, VP of design for Morgans Hotel Group. "Marcel combines world-class design with a sense of theatricality and sense of humor," she says. "And he has the vision to create a whole world." The world he has created for himself is a multi-armed empire that includes Moooi, his mass-market home-and-office design company, deals with Puma, upscale-furniture company B&B Italia, and a new partners hip with Yoo, the $10 billion international real-estate-development firm of John Hitchcox and Philippe Starck, for which Wanders will design residential properties - in exchange for a percentage of sales. "For me it's very simple," Wanders says. "I want to create a body of work that is really, deeply important to people. One of the vehicles I use is business." He also uses his famous theatricality, once even stripping naked during a speech. "I push hard, and I never, ever give up," he says. "You know pit bulls? They're sissy boys." The entire article is available online at http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/129/moooi-fabulous.html

THURSDAY, September 04, 2008

Inc. Magazine's September "Inc. 500" Issue: Biggest Ever in Revenue, Largest Issue since 2001!

NEW YORK, September 4, 2008 - Mansueto Ventures LLC, publisher of Inc. magazine, announced that the September "Inc. 500" issue has a total of 118 advertising pages -a 13% increase over 2007. The issue represents the largest ever in advertising revenue and biggest issue in seven years. The 250-page magazine will be on newsstands until September 30.

WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2008

2008 Gerald Loeb Award Winners Announced by UCLA Anderson School of Management

NEW YORK -- Journalists from across the nation gathered tonight at New York City's Cipriani 42nd Street for the 2008 Gerald Loeb Awards Banquet. The Loeb Awards are among the highest honors in journalism, recognizing the work of journalists whose contributions illuminate the world of business, finance and the economy for readers and viewers around the world.

TUESDAY, July 1, 2008

Featured in the July/August issue of Fast Company

Innovation of Olympic Proportions, pg. 78
As Olympic athletes gather for the Games in Beijing this August, many of them will be wearing shoes built like suspension bridges; using softball bats made of aerospace carbon; or wearing swimsuits that literally shrink the swimmer. The July/August issue of Fast Company peeks inside the secret labs at Adidas, Nike and Speedo, and reveals the products helping Olympic athletes go higher, faster, stronger. Fast Company also reports that Nike's Flywire HyperDunk basketball shoes-which utilize a space-age fiber called Vectran-could also change the shoe business. They are not constructed like traditional shoes but "printed out" via embroidery machines. As Paul Hochman writes, "There have been rumors that the new technique is so inexpensive it could allow Nike to return some of its manufacturing to the United States from China." That would be an ironic and unexpected outcome for the Beijing Olympics. Fast Company Contributing Writer Paul Hochman is available to discuss the 18 hot new products that will give the U.S. an edge up on the competition.

TUESDAY, June 24, 2008

Featured in the July 2008 Issue of Inc. Magazine

Cover story: How to Launch a Successful Start-Up, pg. 89
First-time entrepreneurs only have an 18% chance of succeeding, while entrepreneurs who succeeded in a prior venture have a 30% chance of succeeding in their next venture. As such, the July issue of Inc. lends a hand to five young entrepreneurs by pairing them with an acclaimed entrepreneur in their field, to get candid feedback on their business plans and sage advice for the future. Among the companies featured are vegan bakery BabyCakes NYC which hopes to expand through franchising, and KickStartr.com, an online community launching this summer that aims to pair musicians and artists with patrons online. Inc. Reporter Ryan McCarthy is available to discuss the four companies profiled, discuss their growing pains, and the advice the Inc. experts provided.

THURSDAY, May 29, 2008

Featured in the June 2008 Issue of Inc. Magazine

COVER STORY: The Most Innovative Small Company in America, pg. 88.
A t-shirt company hardly sounds innovative but Threadless is no ordinary company. Threadless is a next-generation retailer that allows its customers to design the t-shirts it sells and then asks them to vote on which ones they like best. It prints and sells the designs that win. By skillfully tapping into the power of social networks, the company has turned consumers into designers and marketers - and very enthusiastic shoppers. The company was founded by college dropouts and yet has won accolades from experts on innovation from MIT and Harvard. It has been growing like gangbusters because, by virtue of its unique model, it never produces a flop.

THURSDAY, May 29, 2008

Featured in the June issue of Fast Company

Cover Story: Microsoft's Desperate Quest for Cool, pg. 64.
Microsoft's problematic reputation has suffered a series of devastating blows recently, from its bungled Yahoo bid to Apple's biting "Mac vs. PC" campaign. So the software giant has turned to ad-industry renegade Alex Bogusky-who helped make Burger King, VW and Orville Redenbacher hip-to overhaul its brand personality. But can even the Steve Jobs of the ad world pull off such a stunt for the House of Vista?

THURSDAY, May 01, 2008

Featured in the May issue of Fast Company

Cover Story: Ning's Infinite Ambition, pg. 76.
Ning isn't just a site where users can build their own social networks - it's a model of how to create a perpetual growth machine. Netscape creator Marc Andreesen and ex-Goldman tech analyst Gina Bianchini have tapped into the secret power that fuels Facebook, eBay, Google, Twitter, Digg, Flickr and more. The result is not simply a target-rich environment for advertisers, but a self-perpetuating "viral loop" that's turning Ning into a model of what the Web can do for business.

WEDNESDAY, April 30, 2008

Featured in the May 2008 Issue of Inc. Magazine

COVER STORY: Secrets on How To Get Rich From A Recession, pg. 88.
Nobody loves a recession, but many successful entrepreneurs say that, believe it or not, they were lucky to have launched their business during tough times. Inc.'s May cover story "How To Get Rich From A Recession" highlights advice from dozens of people who built successful start-ups during economic downturns. The article features three case studies on companies that took root in tough times, including environmentally-friendly soap and cleaning products manufacturer Method which raised money right after the dot-com bubble bust in 2000, and Cliff Bar which cracked the retail market in the 1990 - 1991 recession.

THURSDAY, March 27, 2008

Featured in the April 2008 Issue of Inc. Magazine

SPECIAL REPORT: The Most (and Least) Valuable Businesses in America, pg. 96
Investors are loaded with cash. Boomers are looking to buy. Foreign firms are eager to invest. If you're looking to sell your business, Inc. magazine advises that now is a good time to hang that "for sale" sign. While it has historically been a seller's market, the magazine reports that the nation is on the cusp of shifting into a buyer's market. An estimated 65 percent to 75 percent of the small companies in the U.S. - some 10 million - will likely sell their business over the next five to 10 years. But how do you know how much your company is worth? Inc.'s fifth annual valuation guide to the private-company marketplace uncovers the most (and least) valuable companies in America. Inc. Executive Editor Mike Hofman is available to discuss the marketplace for private companies and what buyers and sellers are looking for.

THURSDAY, March 27, 2008

Featured in the April issue of Fast Company

Cover Story: What "The Brand Called Obama" Means for Businesses, pg. 84.
Barack Obama owes much of his success to his ability to market himself like a consumer brand. Fast Company magazine's April cover story, "The Brand Called Obama," investigates how his campaign challenges not just conventional political assumptions but also conventional business assumptions. The magazine points out business lessons of Obama's rise, from marketing strategies and leadership styles to the future of the workplace. Fast Company Senior Writer Ellen McGirt is available to discuss how Obama's campaign is changing the business landscape.

THURSDAY, March 06, 2008

Featured in the March 2008 Issue of Inc. Magazine

SPECIAL REPORT: Inc. Magazine Uncovers the Truth About Executive Salaries and Perks at Private Companies, pg. 108
Ever wonder how much CEOs at private companies make? While public companies are forced to reveal how much they pay their top executives, private companies have traditionally flown under the radar. Until now that is. The March issue of Inc. magazine uncovers hard-to-find salary information for top executives at private companies broken down by industry, city, and company size. The magazine also looks at benefits and perks. Notable findings report that CIOs earn up to 70% of CEO's pay and that executive-style perks include free health and insurance coverage, up to 50% in extra bonuses, and relocation packages that include buying CEOs' former homes.

THURSDAY, March 06, 2008

Mansueto Digital Launches New Video Web Site FastCompany.TV

The World's 50 Most Innovative Companies: From Google to Baidu, pg. 72.
The March issue of Fast Company magazine names its "Fast 50" list of the world's most innovative companies. Topping the list is Google, known for its creative fearlessness and ambition, even as it has grown to 16,000 employees. The Fast 50 also highlights how innovation can drive economic growth. From green consumer-products phenomenon Method to 100-year-old Corning, which spends $2 million each workday on R&D, the list celebrates companies that are redefining the rules of business through new ideas. Twelve of the 50 firms are based outside the U.S. Fifteen of the 50 are based in and around Silicon Valley.

MONDAY, March 03, 2008

Featured in the March issue of Fast Company

NEW YORK, March 3, 2008 - The new online video network www.FastCompany.TV launched today with two shows -- Scobleizer TV and Fast Company Live -- both featuring top technology blogger Robert Scoble. GlobalNeighbourhoods TV (GNTV) hosted by blogger Shel Israel will premiere later this week.

The new video network features coverage of technology trends, interviews with leading executives and business people, reviews of the latest technology products, and lifestyle programming.

MONDAY, February 11, 2008

FAST COMPANY MAGAZINE POSTS THIRD CONSECUTIVE PERIOD OF DOUBLE-DIGIT NEWSSTAND SALES GROWTH

NEW YORK, February 11, 2008 - Fast Company magazine today announced its FAS-FAX performance for the six months ended December 31, 2007 as reported by the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC). Among the 300+ U.S. consumer magazines that claimed rate base for 2007, Fast Company magazine ranks eight in growth of single copy newsstand sales.

Among the 700+ total U.S. ABC-audited titles, Fast Company magazine saw continued momentum in its rate of growth of single copy newsstand sales. For the six months ended December 31, 2007, Fast Company magazine ranks 13th compared to the same prior period.

FRIDAY, February 08, 2008

FastCompany.com Releases Next-Generation Publishing Site

Seamlessly Blends Journalism and Community

NEW YORK, February 8, 2008 - FastCompany.com today released a "next generation" publishing site that blends its award-winning journalism with a substantial amount of content contributed from its online community. The site uses an innovative networking platform to encourage an ongoing business conversation among its members, editorial staff and everyday readers.

"Starting today, Mansueto Digital becomes the first major website to blend journalism with an online community to create something better than either by itself" said Edward Sussman, president of Mansueto Digital, which operates FastCompany.com. "There are a lot of powerful reasons why amateurs should be enabled to fully participate in the mainstream media."

FRIDAY, January 25, 2008

Featured in the February issue of Fast Company

Mike Rowe: The Dirtiest Mind in Business, pg. 64.
Fast Company magazine's February cover story takes an in-depth look at how Dirty Jobs' Mike Rowe turned a disgusting idea into fame and fortune for the Discovery Channel and built a dynamic brand for himself in the process. Now Ford, HP, and others all want a piece of him. Senior Writer Ellen McGirt went into the trenches with Rowe to find out how he built an empire on dirt.

THURSDAY, January 24, 2008

Featured in the February 2008 Issue of Inc. Magazine

Entrepreneurs Look to Turn Weak Economy Into Business Opportunities, pg. 19.
The February issue of Inc. magazine reports that despite the gloomy economic outlook and predictions of recession, many entrepreneurs have a sense of confidence that, if they play their cards right, they could make an economic downturn work in their favor. After talking with Inc. 500 CEOs the magazine found that none are planning to lay off people or scale down their businesses. Instead, many are looking to profit from other companies' outsourcing. Others are making the most of softening real estate prices to open new locations. And a few are considering expansion overseas to lessen the effects of a possible recession at home.

WEDNESDAY, January 16, 2008

Mansueto Digital Announces Launch of New Video Network FastCompany.TV

NEW YORK, January 16, 2008 - Mansueto Digital President Edward Sussman today announced the launch of FastCompany.TV, a new online video network featuring coverage of bleeding edge technology trends, interviews with leading executives and business people, reviews of the latest technology products, and lifestyle programming.

TUESDAY, December 25, 2007

Featured in the January 2008 Issue of Inc. Magazine

Eight Entrepreneurs with Big Stakes in the Presidential Primaries, pg. 23.
This year, several presidential campaigns are relying on entrepreneurs to play key roles, from campaign manager to battleground-state fundraiser. The January issue of Inc. magazine focuses on eight entrepreneurs who are sitting front and center for the presidential primaries.

THURSDAY, December 06, 2007

Featured in the December/January issue of Fast Company Magazine

Open Season On Apple, pg. 82.
Apple is arguably the most successful company in Silicon Valley these days. It is widely admired for its customer-focused products, its enviable design aesthetic, and unmatched success with problem solving. Yet, restrictive tech model is at odds with a prevailing assumption in most of techland that open-platform collaboration and iterative group work are what drive creativity and growth. Fast Company's December/January cover story, "Open Season on Apple," illuminates a philosophical divide in Silicon Valley and across our economy. Is openness and sharing undeniably the route to progress? Or is the conventional wisdom on this topic faulty - is the pressure of isolation what's most needed to drive innovation?

WEDNESDAY, November 28, 2007

Featured in the December 2007 Issue of Inc. Magazine

THE SMARTEST INVESTOR YOU NEVER HEARD OF: Inc. Magazine Names Elon Musk, Co-Founder Of PayPal, Entrepreneur Of The Year, pg. 114.
Elon Musk, the ousted co-founder of PayPal wants to provide solar power to everyone, put us in supercharged electric cars, and colonize Mars. And since the editors of Inc. believe he just might pull off all three, the magazine named Musk its 2007 Entrepreneur of the Year. Musk, is 36-years old, wicked smart, and worth several hundred million dollars. He is also CEO, majority owner, and head rocket designer at SpaceX, an aerospace start-up in El Segundo, Calif., that by 2011, plans to be hauling astronauts to and from the International Space Station. Musk also has two more wildly ambitions start-ups in play - the electric-car maker Tesla Motors and the solar panel installer SolarCity; in both cases, he serves as chairman and controlling shareholder.

WEDNESDAY, October 31, 2007

Featured in the November 2007 Issue of Inc. Magazine

Welcome to the final frontier of human resources, Outsourced termination, pg. 25.
These days, missteps over firing employees can become big news - witness Oracle notifying some 5,000 employees by overnight mail and Radio Shack delivering the bad news to roughly 400 employees via e-mail. While these examples seem cold and unsympathetic, companies are so fearful of wrongful termination lawsuits that they conclude they can't afford to be personal. The November issue of Inc. magazine reports that amid liability concerns (or is that CEO guilt?) an increasing number of companies are hiring outside firms to fire workers. That's right, just when you thought getting fired couldn't be a colder experience, along comes a cadre of consultants that will not only tell you who to fire, but actually do the firing for you.

TUESDAY, October 23, 2007

Featured in the November issue of Fast Company Magazine

How To Get 100 Miles Per Gallon -Today, pg. 74.
Why are Arnold Schwarzenegger and Neil Young handing over their cars to Johnathan Goodwin? In Wichita, genius car tinkerer Goodwin takes the biggest American gas-guzzlers and rejiggers them to quadruple their normal mileage and push emissions close to zero, all while doubling the horsepower. That's right, he's created an engine that's simultaneously green and mean. Goodwin says American automakers could adapt his methods easily. So why isn't it happening? Has this guy figured out a way to save Detroit and produce a radically cleaner and cheaper future for the American car?

MONDAY, October 15, 2007

Inc. Magazine to Raise Rate Base in 2008

NEW YORK, October 15, 2007 - Mansueto Ventures, publisher of the Inc. and Fast Company media brands, today announced that Inc. magazine will raise its circulation rate base from 665,000 to 700,000 - a 5.26% increase - in 2008.

TUESDAY, October 02, 2007

Featured in the October 2007 Issue of Inc. Magazine

Cover Story: Pandora's Long Strange Trip, pg. 100.
Internet radio company Pandora introduced a cool concept: custom-deigned Internet radio for the masses. Now, forced to battle with the music industry over steep hikes in royalty rates, CEO Tim Westergren is using his enlisted 8 million customers to fight the war, and seems to be winning.

TUESDAY, September 25, 2007

Featured in the October issue of Fast Company Magazine

Fast Company Names the 2007 Masters of Design
Are good design and business value mutually exclusive? According to companies like HP, Coke, Nike, and Proctor & Gamble the answer is undeniably "no." In fact these companies have incorporated design into all aspects of their interactions with their customers and have found considerable success through this sort of full-throttle design engagement. Fast Company's "Masters of Design" issue names the top men and women who are using design and innovation to separate themselves from the competition.

THURSDAY, August 23, 2007

Inc. Magazine Reveals Its 26th Annual List of America's 500 Fastest-Growing Private Companies

NEW YORK, August 23, 2007 - Inc. magazine today announced its 26th annual Inc. 500 ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the country. Topping the list this year is MemberHealth, a company that used Medicare's new Part D drug plan to benefit themselves. In 2006, it processed 52 million prescriptions and grew by one billion dollars.

WEDNESDAY, August 22, 2007

Featured in the September issue of Fast Company Magazine

He Sold His Soul To Wal-Mart, p.74
Once the youngest president of the Sierra Club, Adam Werbach used to call Wal-Mart toxic. Now the company is his biggest client. Can he save the planet by working with Wal-Mart or is he just being used?

THURSDAY, July 20, 2007

Featured in the August Issue of Inc. Magazine

Inc.'s Guide to Office Fun, this package begins on pg. 84.
Fun in the workplace lifts the spirits, makes onerous tasks easier, and creates an environment in which everyone is willing - even eager - to work hard and well together. As employees and bosses alike put in longer and longer hours, having fun at work is almost a necessity. Inc. magazine surveyed more than 300 employees and found the most fun-obsessed CEO's and businesses that have come up with ingenious ways to relieve the tedium and transform stressful environments into over-the-top fun workplaces.

MONDAY, July 02, 2007

Featured in the July/August issue of Fast Company Magazine

Al Gore's $100 Million Makeover, p. 70
We all know the Al Gore who is being hailed as a visionary who was right about everything from global warming to Iraq. What no one is talking about is how his remarkable success as a businessman since 2001, has fueled his comeback. Gore has become a millionaire many times over, bringing him, in financial terms, shoulder to shoulder with the C-suite denizens he used to hit up for campaign cash. Fast Company reveals the untold story of how he become an insider to two of the hottest companies on the planet: at Google, where he signed on as an adviser in 2001, pre-IPO (and received stock options now reportedly worth north of $30 million), and at Apple, where he joined the board in 2003 (and got stock options now valued at about $6 million). He enjoyed a big payday as vice chairman of an investment firm in L.A., started a cable TV company, and an asset-management firm, both of which are designed to transform their industries.

FRIDAY, June 27, 2007

Featured in the July 2007 Issue of Inc. Magazine

SURVEY RESULTS: Who Gets Fired And Why, pg. 26.
According to a recent Inc. reader survey, 20% have fired a full-time employee in the past three months. Executive Editor Mike Hofman is available to discuss who gets shown the door and why.

WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2007

Featured in the June 2007 Issue of Inc. Magazine

Wealth Management: Protecting Your Business From Divorce, pg. 37.
Divorces can pose a threat to any business. And it's not your own marriage you need to worry about. Planning is crucial for heading off trouble in this arena because you can't do much to protect your business once a divorce is underway.

THURSDAY, May 24, 2007

FASTCOMPANY.COM WINS EPPY AWARD FORBEST NATIONAL MAGAZINE-AFFILIATED WEB SITE

NEW YORK, May 24, 2007 - Editor & Publisher and MediaWeektoday presented FastCompany.com, a Mansueto Digital property, the 2007 EPpy Award for the Best National Magazine-Affiliated Web Site. Winners were announced at the Interactive Media Conference and Trade Show in Miami.

WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2007

Featured in the June 2007 Issue of Fast Company Magazine

Cover Story: China Means Business, pg. 64.
If you think the Chinese will never catch up in the creative fields like design, architecture, advertising, and fashion, you're kidding yourself. The next cultural revolution is happening in China. As a new global generation comes into its own, the old obedience is giving way to an edgy, outward-looking culture that's eager to compete anywhere.

TUESDAY, MAY 08, 2007

JOHN TEBEAU NAMED PUBLISHER OF INC. MAGAZINE

NEW YORK, May 8, 2007 - Mansueto Ventures, publishers of Inc. and Fast Company media brands, announced today that John Tebeau, 41, has been promoted to Publisher of Inc. magazine, effective immediately. Tebeau is based in Inc.'s New York City headquarters and will report directly to Mansueto Ventures CEO John Koten.

THURSDAY, April 19, 2007

INC. RANKS #1 FOR ACTIONS TAKEN IN RESPONSE TO ADVERTISING

NEW YORK, April 17, 2007 -- Inc. ranked number one for the second year in a row among the major business titles (Business Week, Inc., Forbes and Fortune) for Actions Taken on the basis of advertising, according to the latest data released by the VISTA Print Effectiveness Rating Service, a division of the Affinity marketing and media research company.

THURSDAY, April 19, 2007

HAROLD BOLLING NAMED PUBLISHER OF MANSUETO DIGITAL

NEW YORK, April 19, 2007 -- Mansueto Ventures, owner of the Inc. and Fast Company brands, today named Harold Bolling as publisher of Mansueto Digital, a recently formed entity dedicated to the aggressive growth of the company's multiple digital platforms, which include Inc.com, FastCompany.com, and IncTechnology.com. Mr. Bolling, formerly managing director of Sales & Marketing at Mansueto Ventures, will report to Edward Sussman, president of Mansueto Digital. Mr. Bolling's appointment is effective immediately.

THURSDAY, April 19, 2007

Featured in the May 2007 Issue of Fast Company Magazine

Cover Story: The Kid Who Turned Down $1 BILLION, pg. 74.
Silicon Valley was all abuzz when Mark Zuckerberg and his geek buddies blew a golden opportunity last year when they passed up linking their Web 2.0 startup Facebook with a big media giant. In a rare interview, Fast Company Senior Editor Ellen McGirt uncovers why the 22-year-old hacker-turned-CEO turned down $1 billion and reveals his future plans for Facebook.

THURSDAY, April 19, 2007

MANSUETO VENTURES ANNOUNCES FORMATION OF MANSUETO DIGITAL AND $10 MILLION INVESTMENT IN NEW DIGITAL DIVISION

NEW YORK, February 20, 2007 -- Mansueto Ventures, owner of the Inc. and Fast Company brands, today announced the formation of Mansueto Digital and a $10 million investment in the new division. This investment is in addition to Mansueto Ventures' continued expansion of the Fast Company and Inc. print magazine titles.

WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2007

INC. MAGAZINE SEES 7.5 PERCENT AD PAGE GROWTH IN FIRST QUARTER 2007, AS MEASURED BY THE PUBLISHERS INFORMATION BUREAU

NEW YORK, April 10, 2007 - Inc. magazine today announced that its total advertising pages increased 7.56% in the first quarter of 2007, as measured by The Publishers Information Bureau (PIB). During this period, Inc. had a total of 171.26 ad pages - a gain of 12.03 pages over the same period one year ago.

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2007

Featured in the April 2007 Issue of Fast Company Magazine

Made In China: GM Bets on China to Design A Better Car, pg. 70.
In the 1950s and 1960s, General Motor's design chiefs controlled the car market. What worked in America, worked globally. Now the automaker is betting that China can design a better car for Americans, and everyone else. Outsourcing takes work out of the U.S. but, it's generally low-value commodity jobs. Yet the work going on inside two GM studios reflects a different reality: instead of taking orders from the United States, China is taking the lead on creative strategy. Fast Company Executive Editor Keith Hammonds is available to discuss the impact China is having on the automotive industry.