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What's Success Look Like? Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies of 2014

April 15, 2015

Take a look at Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies of 2014, and see what you can learn and apply from each their business creativity.

Warby Parker isn’t just a company. it’s a category.
As the eyewear maker opened four more physical stores, closed a $41.5 million round of funding, collaborated with the likes of the musician Beck, and expanded its staff to 300, it set the standard for merging online and real-world commerce while maximizing its cool.

SHoP Architects is a small group with big ambitions—
Redesigning the New York City skyline.
By invoking different design plans SHoP puts quality control at the top of its priorities while also saving up to 20% of costs a normal developer might charge. The firm has even shirked taking fees in favor of equity in their properties, bridging the gap between architecture and real estate.

Companies that go public are often accused of becoming slower innovators. Shutterstock, the digital-image marketplace, however, has been releasing new programs at a rapid clip while delivering 40% revenue growth.

Troops can't always transport water.
Now, they can transport a water maker. The TelAviv, Israel–based company Water-Gen has developed three machines—one that turns air moisture into drinking water, one that purifies the dribbles of air-conditioning units, and one that purifies any water source.

Source: fastcompany.com/most-innovative-companies/2014