Category: Business

Creating Collaboration Takes More Than Technology

Evan Rosen wrote a nice article in Business Week titled “Creating Collaboration Takes More Than Technology”. The following is a synopsis of that article:  In a typical scenario, the months fly by after the collaboration tools are implemented. As the seasons change, decision-makers anticipate reaping the benefits of collaboration. And perhaps they can even point… Read more »

What They Don’t Teach You In Design School

“Another thing they don’t teach you in design school is what you get paid for…Mostly, designers get paid to negotiate the difficult terrain of individual egos, expectations, tastes, and aspirations of various individuals in an organization or corporation, against business needs, and constraints of the marketplace…Getting a large, diverse group of people to agree on… Read more »

A Bullet With Your Company’s Name On It

“Out there in some garage is an entrepreneur who’s forging a bullet with your company’s name on it. You’ve got one option now — to shoot first.” – Gary Hamel, business-strategy consultant, as quoted by the The Boston Globe

Kevin Rose Digg’s New Interim CEO

One more post and I really need to get to bed.  I know I’m late getting this posted but Kevin Rose is the interim CEO of Digg.com.  In this video segment he talks with Alex Albrecht about what he is already starting to do now that he is back to leading Digg again.  One of… Read more »

The Case for Ignoring People at Work

The modern workplace is structured for interruptions, and interruptions are the enemy of work and creativity. People go to work and then do most of their real work at home or on the weekends. People don’t work at work any more, they go to work to get interrupted. People don’t just go to sleep, they… Read more »