"I believe that unless one interacts with and plays with the leading
technology of the age, it is impossible to dream the big dreams, and
difficult to create an environment in which creative individuals will
feel at home."
From Tom Glocer, the CEO of Reuters. I've written before about the benefits of organisations (and individuals within organisations) adopting new ways of working using the new social software tools, and also the potential hazards of that in a big organisation where there is the possibility that you can be perceived as not spending enough time on your 'real' job. Tom Glocer has experienced this on a grander scale, and he's written very eloquently about it here - I urge you to read it.
I love the whole series of these which have been produced to support the ongoing WGA dispute. The website and video channel not only show actors, directors and writers coming together in solidarity in support of the WGA, it brings a whole new angle to industrial disputes...
Skelliewag is a site for 'Bloggers, webmasters, and web workers' and it's uncommonly good. It's sort of about ideas, productivity, innovation, writing, blogging, and creativity (including 'The Top 20 Ways to come up with Amazing Ideas') but the posts are typically rather splendid. My own favourites are:
It has been known (some would say fairly infrequently) for me to get the beers in. It has even been known (some would say very infrequently) for me to get lots of beers in. Well, Faris is organising a crimbo Beersphere for Tuesday the 4th and as it's the season of good will and all that I've suggested to him that I sponsor the evening and so drinks are on me (OK, OK, strictly speaking on my company not me). So please make the most of this momentous occasion - I'd love to see you all there for a christmas beer or two (or three). 7PM, Commercial Tavern.