Dan Gillmor has a short remark about Corporate Heads In the Sand based on Tom Friedman's story in the NYT, "C.E.O's MIA, "...in today's flatter world, many key U.S. companies now make most of their profits abroad and can increasingly recruit the best talent in the world today without ever hiring another American."
One of the things I love about blogging/reading blogs is that I can read one person’s thoughts on a subject and it leads me to another idea. I love linking one idea to the next and creating new paths of thought. For example, today I was reading Seth’s Blog about podcasting: Seth, “First, you can't browse a podcast. Problem two is that listening is a real time commitment. "... you can put up a blog post in two minutes, but it takes an hour to make a podcast."
These three posts have similar ideas in that they all have valuable insights to the way we individually perceive events, ideas, markets, people, etc. and what we can learn from them. The fact that we are able to receive so many ideas from so many sources requires us all to open our minds.
Management's role in passionate users Posted by Kathy Sierra -headrushh. Kathy has a great post about absurd management policies that affect the way people do their jobs. As we introduce our enterprise blogging system to corp clients, many of the absurd policies (found in most companies) are getting challenged - in a good way: Bringing about changes that are knocking down the barriers that prevented employees, management, customers, et al from truly understanding what the real focus of the business was all about.
A letter from Kentucky, is from one of Seth's readers about an orchestra that has found its groove by reaching out to a much bigger audience than the traditional sound of orchestras that remain flat and appeal to limited listeners.
All this noise about blogging in PR/marketing is missing the bigger picture - blogging internally. Our grandparents had Laurel and Hardy, Gapingvoid, Hugh - "Blog bashing doesn't phase me too much- I actually find it rather entertaining. What can I say? It's rather fun watching people being wrong, again and again, for the same "I have a dumb ass suit & tie job in a big company ergo I must be terribly important" reasons."
Funny how we all want to jump up and say that we are for change when deep inside we are all scared shitless of losing what we have or not getting want we want. Even businesses that are losing money, markets, people are too afraid to change. So businesses and people commit slow suicide and call it management.
For any person that is interested in developing a website or any piece of software for that matter, they need to check out the oss projects that are scattered all over the net. Check out the leading tags on del.icio.us to get started.
How Linux Could Overthrow Microsoft by Charles Ferguson, from Technology Review.com - " With some improvements, the open-source model could even become the dominant global production model for software."