Category: Random Stuff (Misc.)

Concept of the Conversation Corporation ebook


Attendees included Robert Scoble, Greg Merkle, (Dow Jones) Peter Reiser (Sun), Neeraj Mathur (Sun), Daniela Barbosa (Dow Jones) , Rebecca Frisch (Dow Jones), Carolyn Flynn (Dow Jones) (photo credits)

@danielabarbosa is a superstar, she posted these “pictures from the working session when the concept of the Conversation Corporation ebook was first discussed” on her Flickr account.  “The Conversational Corporation examines the new ways your employees, the outside world and future generations will communicate and collaborate. From public conversations to social media projects started behind the firewall, social media tools are changing the way we work and altering the expectations of customers and colleagues.  This e-book will help you explore the intersection between business and social media and understand the need to transform your organization into a “conversational corporation.”  The eBook looks great, I would have been so starstruck to have been in the same room as Scoble…

Interesting Prison Quote


“Let’s start with a premise that I don’t think a lot of Americans are aware of. We have five percent of the world’s population; we have 25 percent of the world’s known prison population. There are only two possibilities here: either we have the most evil people on earth living in the United States; or we are doing something dramatically wrong in terms of how we approach the issue of criminal justice,”


Lunch On The Skyscraper


I have this photo hanging in my house, love it for some reason.  This presentation reviews some of the historical photographs captured by Charles Ebbets in the early 1930’s.  Most of them depict daily scenes of the workers who participated in the construction of the skyscrapers between 1920 and 1935.  As you will see, the safety measures were somewhat peculiar and the photos were done trying to play down that situation.



Sometimes in life it takes a lot of fertilizer to be dumped on you to realize that it is the fertilizer that actually helps you grow.