Gaining Savings and Productivity From Smaller... →
22squared compressed into two floors instead of three, and reorganized the space to shape a new culture: J Michael Welton via NYTimes.com “We wanted people to be able to work wherever the work is, in whatever style,” said Mike Grindell, the executive vice president and chief administrative officer of 22squared, an advertising agency in Atlanta that recently completed a renovation. The agency...
Gaining Savings and Productivity From Smaller... →
GlaxoSmithKline is an example of a global corporation that is rethinking the workspace and making drastic changes to increase productivity and save money: J Michael Welton via NYTimes.com Christian Bigsby, the senior vice president for worldwide real estate and facilities at GlaxoSmithKline, said the company was engaging in what it called an opportunistic “footprint reduction program.” It began...
Content strategy is to copywriting as information architecture is to design.– Rachel Lovinger, Content Strategy: The Philosophy of Data via Boxes and Arrows
The Content Strategist as Digital Curator - Erin... →
This is a great survey piece that I somehow never encountered before, and despite its age (December 2009) is a must read even today for anyone wanting to grasp what this new-fangled notion of digital curation is all about. The Content Strategist as Digital Curator - Erin Scime via A List Apart The term “curate” is the interactive world’s new buzzword. During content creation and governance...
The Quiet Revolution - Gensler →
More evidence that a feeling of engagement with work has large consequences: Sense Of Engagement “Place making is back in the corporate vocabulary,” says Tom Vecchione [a workplace leader at Gensler New York]. Perhaps the most tangible sign of the workplace revolution’s next phase is a renewed belief that work’s settings should be inspiring, above all else. “When people are engaged by their...
229: The average number of friends a person has on... →
More Research On The Second Screen
Nielsen continues its measurement of the second screen: Cory Bergman, What TV viewers are doing on their tablets [study] Nielsen answers the question, what are they doing on their tablets? And how does it change across demographic groups? Most of what is going on isn’t related to the TV shows being watched, but my bet is that because the second screen solutions haven’t rolled...
Cooperative Innovation Trumps Collaborative...
Matt McAlister makes a distinction between leading and managing in this examination of Chinese motorcycle supply chain dynamics: Matt McAlister, Leadership lessons from China John Seely Brown and John Hagel examine how a network of motorcycle parts assemblers in China break traditional centralized management tactics to optimize for innovation in a paper called “Innovation blowback: Disruptive...
19-Year-Old Lives In AOL Offices For 2 Months, No... →
soupsoup: For two months last fall, Eric Simons secretly took up residence inside the Internet giant’s Palo Alto, Calif., campus, eating free food, enjoying gym access, and building a startup in the process.
A number of twitterers answered my tweet, where I asked for insights into the future of everyday small group meetings. My basic feeling about most meetings is expressed by this wisecrack: A meeting is an interaction where the unwilling, selected from the uninformed, led by the unsuitable, to discuss the unnecessary, are required to write a report about the unimportant. - T.A. Keyser I can...
@nytimesbusiness: #Facebook down more than 5% today. Since FB’s troubled...– May 29, 2012 at 07:41AM via http://bit.ly/K9A6Fk
Facebook Entering The Next Social Battlefield:...
A lot of buzz on the interwebs today about Facebook’s apparent third effort to build their own smart phone, and people trying to dissect the reasoning behind it. Nick Bilton, Facebook Might Have a Smartphone in Its Future - NYTimes.com For Facebook, the motivation is clear; as a newly public company, it must find new sources of revenue, and it fears being left behind in mobile, one of the...
@techguerilla: @stoweboyd learn to get comfortable having some unstructured...– May 29, 2012 at 06:51AM via http://bit.ly/K9u9Ig
BYOD Spells Doom For Enterprise Solutions
Cisco’s has recently shut down a short list of strangely named products — Eos (social blogging platform), Umi (video conferencing), and Cius (tablet) — and while the first two might be interpreted as Cisco backing away from consumer products, the third is the opposite: companies embracing consumer products. Apparently, companies aren’t provisioning their employees with...
I don’t like New York. I just think it’s the best place for my business.– Josh Miller, describing why he moved Branch to NYC after a brief time in San Francisco, cited by Joshua Brustein, in For Tech Start-Ups, New York Has Increasing Allure via NYTimes.com
Can China Become A 21st Century Innovator?
James Fallows, Can China Escape the Low-Wage Trap? via NYTimes.com After another several-month stay in China last year, I came up with one proxy for China’s ability to take this next step: how slow its Internet service is, compared with South Korea’s or Japan’s. In much of America, the Internet is slow by those standards, but mainly for infrastructure reasons. In China it’s slow because of...
@michaelwolf: Cisco Umi, Eos, Cius: All killed in last 12 months. If...– May 25, 2012 at 02:21PM via http://bit.ly/KIw1kA
Synchronizing Ads On The Second Screen: A Study
Hill Holliday and SecondScreen Networks set up a study to find out how they might sunchronize the head shifting that goes along with the ‘swarm of devices’ style of TV use that goes on these days, given the emergence of the second screen: Ilya Vedrashko, Smartphones Distract People Away from TV, Mobile Ads Help Bring Them Back When people are in front of the TV, they don’t just...