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How do you invent vaccines? An interview « Scott Berkun

We all are able to generate the most creative ideas. The question is, Do we dare? We don’t need more innovation, we need less resistance. Our own, internal resistance, that sometime blocks you, and prevents you from asking that crazy question at a meeting. Missed...

Phillip Toledano – Days with My Father

via www.dayswithmyfather.com It would be easy to feel resentful about an opportunity lost for this sort of time with my own father, but this is too beautiful for such a mean thought to survive Share this:Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share...

Chrysler and the F-Bomb

When an employee of New Media Strategies dropped the f-bomb in a tweet from client Chrysler's Twitter account March 9, it might have been chalked up to one of those things that can happen to someone on a bad day. Instead, Chrysler decided not to renew its contract...

Is the internet ad model unravelling?

Newsflash: I don’t need you to tell me what I want to buy.  I already know, and anything I need is a web search away. … Go find a better business plan.  One that doesn’t coopt me as your marketing R&D department. … If you want me to buy your...

If it’s not impossible, maybe it’s not worth trying …

It’s time to wake up and smell the axle-grease: industrial age organizations are finely-tuned engines of efficiency and productivity—but the price is a smallness of ambition, a paucity of purpose, a terminal deficiency of daring to challenge the status quo. … On...

Does the web change everything – at work?

The biggest challenge with deploying Sharepoint isn't that the technology isn't great but that it doesn't challenge deeply held assumptions about what it takes to run a business. It really is like re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. via...

Facebook wants to be your Internet ID Card

It’s bad enough that Facebook is such a security mess, but to trust it to be my universal Internet drivers’ license? No. Just no. via www.zdnet.com ZDNet artice on the increasing spread of Facebook Connect as the defacto login/security mechanism on websites. Two big...

The state of the labour market

Stutchbury, of course, ignores the inconvenient truth that productivity peaked in the 1990s, when the Keating-era industrial relations system was dominated by collective bargaining at the enterprise level underpinned by strong awards. The rate of productivity growth...