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"Genius Companies": 50 businesses inventing the future

This week's international cover (Courtesy TIME)

TIME asked its global network of editors and correspondents to nominate "Genius Companies," with winners chosen based on originality, influence, success and ambition.

Among the highlights: Amazon: “disrupts nearly ­everything it tackles"; Domino’s: “Hotspots cover more than 150,000 outdoor locations that lack traditional street addresses"; Oculus: “nudging virtual reality mainstream"; Netflix: “ launched the streaming revolution and turned viewers into binge watchers"; Bumble: “heterosexual connections must be initiated by women, which supporters say reduces harassment." Fenty Beauty: "Makeup enthusiasts rejoiced, not only over the products but also for how Fenty featured women of color in its advertising."

Go deeper: See the (alphabetical) list.

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