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The World’s Most Innovative Companies of 2024

Welcome to the future. For years, Fast Company has been tracking ideas and technologies that promise to transform the world but seem just out of reach. As this year’s list of the Most Innovative Companies illustrates, they’re now firmly in our grasp.

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Discussion Questions:

  1. What is innovation?
  2. Why is innovation important in business?
  3. Do you think all businesses are innovative? Why or why not?
  4. Which company is ranked as Fast Company’s most innovative, according to this news story?
  5. What have they done to innovate?
  6. Why is that innovation important to other businesses?
  7. What company was ranked second?
  8. Why do you think they are considered innovative?
  9. One professional sports league was ranked as the fifth most innovative company. What was it?
  10. What makes the league innovative?
  11. Taco Bell ranked in the top ten, ahead of tech companies like OpenAI and KinetX. What makes Taco Bell innovative?
  12. Why is Taylor Swift Productions on this list? What about Mattel?
Chris Lindauer
After working for nearly a decade in professional sports, Chris Lindauer, formed Sports Career Consulting to provide unique sports business education opportunities in and out of the classroom. In the eighteen years (and counting) that followed, Chris has inspired thousands of students to pursue their passions and explore the career of their dreams. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, two teenage daughters and their dog.