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(5679) ZAPP vom 31.01.2018: Eigene Wahrheit: "Project Veritas", Privatfernsehmacher für den ÖR - YouTube
fingiert fictitious / planted fake news by alt-right right-wing white nationalists supremacists // Project Veritas // polarised // ziel system weiter destabilisieren. demokratie. civic society. jeder gegen jeden - psychopolitik psychopolitics // neoliberalism capitalism // wir gegen die us against them // Milo Jordan Peterson Ben Shapiro etc etc etc
DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  fake  news  Project  Veritas  Journalism  journalismus  facts  trust  trustagent  Facebook  filter  bubble  Polarisation  investigative  civic  Society  Gesellschaft  democracy  Demokratie  Sociology  Psychology  Authoritarianism  Zivilgesellschaft  liberalism  Conservative  Conservatism 
february 2018 by asterisk2a
Pando: Sources: Vegas-based Work In Progress co-work space is shutting its doors
Organic is better is more sustainable // Vegas Downtown Project // have a framework (macroprudential policy), but don't pick winners, cities, regions, ... roundabouts. // semiconductor boom bust in scotland, outside glasgow, area - via tax breaks (ie IBM spango vallye)
free  market  Venture  Capital  subsidies  subsidizing  corporate  welfare  Silicon  Valley  Vegas  Downtown  Project  Berlin  Start-Up  Scene  Los  Angeles  Start-Up  Scene  New  York  Start-Up  Scene  Silicon  Alley  economic  history  fossil  fuel  renewable  energy  carbon  tax  carbon  trading  scheme  carbonfootprint  carbonemission  tax  code  fiscal  policy  industrial  policy  job  creation  STEM  Manufacturing  dogma  trickle-down  economics  neoliberalism  neoliberal  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  short-termism  Opportunism  opportunist  microeconomic  policy  macroprudential  policy  macroeconomic  policy  intellectual  property  IP  progressive  tax  code  tax  evasion  tax  avoidance  democracy  social  democracy  fairness 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Google CFO Ruth Porat Brings Fiscal Discipline - Bloomberg Business
- hire of Porat makes doubly sense in light of restructuring for the future to Alphabet Inc. holdings // w competition left and right, change in landscape, Europe antitrust, failed Google X project, and other failed acquisitions and internal (new) product launches ... making people able to move in a new landscape. Google is now and has been now for some time, the target for everyone.
Google  Inc.  Google  Google  Search  Alphabet  Inc.  conglomerate  Wall  Street  shareholder  value  profit  maximisation  competitive  competitiveness  Agile  capitalism  Don't  be  evil  Google  X  Google  Capital  Google  Ventures  Android  Sundar  Pichai  self-driving  cars  autonomous  car  Google  Fiber  Project  Loon  Makani  Nest  Labs  YouTube  Calico  business  management  R&D  competition  Google  Glass  Google  Wallet  Google  Play  Google  News 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Google Creates New Company Called Alphabet, Restructures Stock - Bloomberg Business
[ Cracking under Wall Streets pressure ] The new structure [ holding company ] will give greater clarity into how Google invests in various ventures, including driverless cars, high-speed Internet service and health-related technologies. It also makes it easier to make any future acquisitions or potential divestments. [...] Sundar Pichai, Page’s deputy, will be promoted to become CEO of Google Inc., which generates the bulk of the company’s $60 billion in annual revenue. Omid Kordestani will transition from his role as chief business officer to become an adviser to Alphabet and Google. “Sergey and Larry will be able to allocate their time differently between the core and non-core businesses,” “You have Sundar focusing on the core business, and you will have Larry and Sergey kind of looking at the future growth businesses.” [...] [Larry Page] “Our company is operating well today, but we think we can make it cleaner and more accountable.” [ Google Inc. = Search worlds information. ]
Google  conglomerate  Wall  Street  shareholder  value  profit  maximisation  Alphabet  Inc.  Google  Search  Google  Inc.  capitalism  Don't  be  evil  Google  X  Google  Capital  Google  Ventures  Android  Sundar  Pichai  self-driving  cars  autonomous  car  Google  Fiber  Project  Loon  Makani  Nest  Labs  YouTube  Calico  business  management  R&D  competitive  competition  competitiveness  Agile  Google  Glass  Google  Wallet  Google  Play  Google  News 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Reddit Is Tearing Itself Apart
via - redd.it/3bxua2 // &! bit.ly/1LMuYFb Reading some of the mods complaints and history, it seems Reddit management has a problem ... with management, internal communication and HR. plus a lack of leadership, vision, roadmap, plus lack of qualified engineers that help mods do their work, even thinks like approving pull requests for reddit opensource "Reddit Companion." All compounded by not making lots of money, instead using the round they've raised from A16Z to move to a more expensive office (see CEO yishan resigning over this move, and the stress of being the CEO of Reddit [meaning there is little deeper management structure and experience to fan out the work, responsibilities and stress.)!? << onforb.es/1IyJ5Mm // I think it is true if you describe internal reddit as still yet to grow out of chaos and daily little mistakes along the way that have start-ups with hockey stick growth!? Reddit is not ur usual Silicon Valley Start-Up. I has a very different story, thus problems.
Reddit  community  management  management  HR  human  resources  community  operations  Alexis  Ohanian  Ellen  Pao  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  Leadership  team  management  product  management  people  management  business  management  project  management  business  model  communication  user  generated  content  YouTube  Twitter  Pinterest  scaling  scale 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Alberto Salazar's response: What questions remain? - BBC News
Salazar has demanded the BBC retracts its allegations. The BBC says it stands by the journalism in the programme. Within two hours of his open letter going online, it was reported that the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) had been investigating allegations that Salazar had skirted anti-doping rules. The reports suggested USADA had taken statements from more than 12 witnesses. The BBC now understands that at least six former Oregon Project members have been contacted by USADA in the past month, and that an inquiry into Salazar is being led by chief USADA investigator Bill Bock. USADA does not confirm investigations. [...] The BBC understands USADA is also investigating allegations that Salazar skirted anti-doping.
USADA  Alberto  Salazar  doping  Galen  Rupp  elite  sports  elite  athlete  WADA  Oregon  Project 
june 2015 by asterisk2a
Top athletics coach Alberto Salazar faces doping claims - BBC News
David Howman, chief executive of Wada, said he was "disturbed" by the allegations. He added: "I would be not only disturbed, I would be very disappointed and that's why I think it needs to be scrutinised by us as an independent body." // http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/jun/03/mo-farah-training-camp-documentary-alleged-drug-use-alberto-salazar- "Insiders from Oregon camp question testosterone use under Alberto Salazar, Farah’s training partner and friend Galen Rupp implicated, Farah not accused of any involvement; Rupp and Salazar deny all allegations." // http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-32883946 - Alberto Salazar and the Nike Oregon Project &! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-32998567
Alberto  Salazar  Mo  Farah  Galen  Rupp  Kara  Goucher  Nike  Oregon  Project  Nike  USADA  WADA  Travis  Tygart  Anti-Doping  doping  Anti-Doping-Law  Opfer 
june 2015 by asterisk2a
Aaron Levie | Box | USC 2014 Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year - YouTube
min 36 - being a CEO. fill your weaknesses with confidants. self-awareness. << make your company successful. recruit the people that are great at x domain. make sure things are cohesive (mission, vision << product strategy) and execute execute execute!!! Still, operate Start-up like, have the structure, ... see Spotify ( https://labs.spotify.com/2014/03/27/spotify-engineering-culture-part-1/ &! tcrn.ch/1eJXzM2 ) &! Buffer " In 2015 we switched to a new organizational structure inspired by Frederic Laloux's Reinventing Organizations. This new structure eliminated the need for managers, bosses and formal hierarchy." &! &! min52 execution, always on, constantly (re-)calibrate, do the smartest things with your time (limited resources) &! (RoL) Return on Luck, exploit your luck & presented opportunity. exploit & maximise = execution. Uber wasn't the first! &! 1:05:00 spend money on contractors that do one off stuff that you are not able to do at a certain quality
Box  Aaron  Levie  scaling  management  people  management  product  management  project  management  Leadership  CEO  organisational  behaviour  organizational  behavior  HR  human  resources  learning  curve  growth  mindset  execution  decision  making  team  management  business  management  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice 
march 2015 by asterisk2a
Reinventing Organizations: Frederic Laloux: 9782960133509: Amazon.com: Books
How does work happen at Buffer? In 2015 we switched to a new organizational structure inspired by Frederic Laloux's Reinventing Organizations. This new structure eliminated the need for managers, bosses and formal hierarchy. The team now operates on a backbone of self-organizing task forces, meaning that people are able to propose, join and build within any task force at any time. We've seen this blur the lines of what it means to have a job title at Buffer because it's so common to see people working across a wide range of roles and responsibilities. &! https://open.bufferapp.com/no-managers-forest/ - via https://bufferapp.com/journey#what /// &! see also Spotify's approach - https://labs.spotify.com/2014/03/27/spotify-engineering-culture-part-1/ &! http://techcrunch.com/2012/11/17/heres-how-spotify-scales-up-and-stays-agile-it-runs-squads-like-lean-startups/ &! &! open.bufferapp.com/job-descriptions-diversity/
Buffer  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  eStar  shareship  people  management  team  management  product  management  project  management  management  business  management  book  agile  scrum  Programming  STEM  Mobile  Creative  Mobile  Creatives  destruction  Future  of  Work  Office  Politics  Vision  Mission  scaling  Spotify  HR  human  resources 
march 2015 by asterisk2a
Atari: Game Over #1 - YouTube
http://youtu.be/_MT_msVoRAg &! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NW6OP4ccsNk - min 20 'ATARI committed suicide by trying to sell another 10m units into an already saturated market (with little innovation, new ground breaking hw model). It could sell more stuff, had all this inventory and huge staff (expenses) that ate up less and less cash flow till it ran into a loss of 500m in its last year. During its heyday, corporate boggle heads ran the shop, who were not interested into investing and pushing the envelope and risking a little (known risks, curtailed/mitigated) ... didn't need to risk the shop. ... But after all it was the beginning of the home entertainment that are now video games. And history has shown, that the innovator (first out of the door) does not always win the whole game/industry. See modern Silicon Valley examples in MySpace, Bebo, Friendster, .... Atari also was a corner stone of Silicon Valley of today; casual and a meritocracy (if you exclude gender & minorities).
game  design  ATARI  game-mechanics  Games  Industry  gamedev  gamedesign  business  strategy  strategy  management  product  management  project  management  business  management  history  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Google's Vint Cerf warns of 'digital Dark Age'
Our life, our memories, our most cherished family photographs increasingly exist as bits of information - on our hard drives or in "the cloud". But as technology moves on, they risk being lost in the wake of an accelerating digital revolution. "I worry a great deal about that," Mr Cerf told me. "You and I are experiencing things like this. Old formats of documents that we've created or presentations may not be readable by the latest version of the software because backwards compatibility is not always guaranteed. "And so what can happen over time is that even if we accumulate vast archives of digital content, we may not actually know what it is."
Open  Source  Initiative  Free  Software  Foundation  GNU  Project  proprietary  patent  patents  GIF  digital  vellum 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
Keith Yamashita: The 3 Habits of Great Creative Teams - YouTube
team. diversity of team (ensemble). commitment. not settle for less. envision, fight for and belief in greatness. environment where people can be their best selves. soloist are get stuck most of the time. App - unstuck. Team has to figure itself out how to work, how it works best. ie Each playing only to their strength. ... courageous an act being yourself and surrendering yourself to the tasks at hand.
creativity  creative  destruction  creative  Mobile  Mobile  Creatives  Future  of  Work  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  team  management  people  management  culture  product  management  project  management  management 
january 2015 by asterisk2a
Lena Dunham calls in to The Howard Stern Show (1/16/13) - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltCeyNEWZcg - Lena Dunham on Creating Characters - The New Yorker Festival - The New &! Lena Dunham: On Directing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU90569hO-c &! Howard Stern Lena Dunham interview 2014 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eT1ZCrKp4oE &! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ockt-BeMOWk - Mindy Kaling on Being Called 'Ugly and Fat' On Social Media
Lena  Dunham  feminism  feminist  body  image  body  type  beauty  sickness  beauty  industry  beauty  standard  Girls  Mindy  Project  Entertainment  Fashion  Industy  Hollywood  Mindy  Kaling  Melissa  McCarthy 
january 2015 by asterisk2a
Bezos Faces Season of Worsts as Losses Mount | Hacker News
According to the book "The Everything Store", Amazon employees pay for the parking ($20-30 per day). Coffee machines are ancient varieties but it's better than past when employees also had to pay for coffee. You get the desk that is downright cheapest possible thing you can get. And so on... If you are wondering how Amazon can attract any talent at all, the answer is that 70% staff is college hires that were promised significant stock. The caveat is that it doesn't even start getting vested until after 3rd year. Most of the hires leaves in about 2 year (attrition rate is being rumored as much as 70%). So their secret is feeding the growth engine on huge swaths of college hires that can be lured for stock options in distant futures with expectation that they will just leave before vesting starts. [...] Amazon seems to really lack a unified culture, [ ... explains those who actually stay, get promoted ... see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29617115 ]
people  management  HR  human  resources  hiring  management  product  management  project  management  team  management  technical  lead  Jeff  Bezos  work  environment  Personal  workplace  workforce  knowledge  worker  practical  skills  practical  skill  set  Mobile  Creative  Mobile  Creatives 
october 2014 by asterisk2a
The Downtown Project Suicides: Can the Pursuit of Happiness Kill You? | Re/code
http://www.feld.com/archives/2014/10/founder-suicides.html "I’m saddened by the struggles around The Downtown Vegas Project. I’ve long thought, and continue to think, it’s a really interesting experiment." + http://chrisyeh.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/the-manic-side-of-entrepreneurship.html !+!+! http://pando.com/2014/10/01/sarah-lacy-talks-vegas-downtown-project-on-npr/ + http://knprnews.org/post/tony-hsieh-i-was-never-downtown-projects-leader "no hard decisions were made, no confidence inspired / transpired, etc etc ... media was overwhelmingly/breathless positive and cheerful with very little doubt and questioning. ... if you start a company, you are responsible, can't expect landholding and infinite pay checks etc etc ... it is your responsibility to get to cash flow positive (see their 5 year plan)" + https://gigaom.com/2014/10/02/5-questions-for-tony-hsieh-and-the-downtown-project/
Las  Vegas  Downtown  Project  Tony  Hsieh  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  Berlin  Start-Up  Scene  Leadership  urban  planning  urbanisation  city  living  Las  Vegas  Silicon  Valley  ecosystem  complexity  long-term  thinking  long-term  view  failure  business  failure  subsidies  subsidizing  journalism  journalismus  trust  trustagent  confidence  business  confidence  entrepreneurship  entrepreneur  entrepreneurial  Venture  Capital  Vision  cash  flow  expectations  social  entrepreneurship  capitalism 
october 2014 by asterisk2a
Apple Watch: Are Jony Ive's Fingerprints All Over It? - YouTube
... away from all Android manufacturers & Co. not just a laptop or phone or smart watch. 2 steps always ahead. it being pretty. it branding it. it talking about it in a special way. it making it an aspirational product. charging for it at the top echelons of electronics. /// and the hires prove that that this is the way forward. period. /// +++ with the up-scale versions, luxury versions and the individuality of the apple watch, apple created a new product category. not just a smart watch from apple (a mini iphone). NO! a complete new product/product category with it's entry model and the limit is only the sky ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWvYBgmOaAE +++ http://recode.net/2014/09/09/its-tim-cooks-apple-now/
Apple  Design  aspirational  product  differentiation  differentiate  Leadership  people  management  team  management  product  management  project  management  Jony  Ive  Steve  Jobs  business  model  management  status  symbol  social  status  socioeconomic  status  status  anxiety  materialism  Consumerism  consumerist  branding  Brand  PR  public  relations  communication  language 
september 2014 by asterisk2a
dctp.tv | Dalia Martin
dctp.tv | dalia-martin - slicing up the value chain, flatter org chart, Germany needs more uni grads, --- Germany needs more liberal immigration policy for highly qualified people with degrees and --- education policy needs to capture ALL possible candidates. Anreiz fuer higher education. // Germany NEEDS immigration - because of demographic bubble. Period. Either get people in Germany and the jobs of the Future. Or let the jobs go away to where the human capital and cognitive resources are. Period. // self-awareness of women is through the ranks lower compared to men. it comes from society, media, childhood, parenting. // thus lack of strong women. lack of Female Founders too. // Experiment showed:: Women react discouraged during competition with Men, but competition Woman-Woman shows no such signs of lack of wanting to compete. ... WHY!? Do we have to split-up schools again - All Girls Schools Only? Or Do we just have to change girls perception of the world early on!? //
human  capital  cognitive  resources  globalisation  flat  world  globalization  immigration  education  policy  Germany  East  Germany  Siemens  SAP  demographic  bubble  demographics  demography  diversity  STEM  Women  in  Tech  gender  gap  stereotype  bias  prejudice  Women  in  Workforce  Europe  self-awareness  gender-based  discrimination  gender  inequality  gender  politics  gender  pay  gap  gender-based  harassment  behavioral  economics  psychology  Competition  Mobile  Creative  Mobile  Creatives  knowledge  worker  knowledge  economy  creativity  competitiveness  war  for  talent  competitive  advantage  comparative  advantage  management  business  management  EQ  Leadership  Female  Founders  team  management  corporate  culture  corporate  values  glass  ceiling  gender  policing  product  management  project  management  Public  Makers  gender  bias  role  model  society  childhood  childhood  development  parenthood  Silicon  Valley 
september 2014 by asterisk2a
What Happened to Motorola | Chicago magazine | September 2014
When healthy internal competition degenerated into damaging infighting. [...] 1984, the cellular business “exploded," “It was the glamour sector of the company, the industry, and the country.” But it also introduced a toxic element into Motorola’s corporate culture. Employees in the public safety division, who were chugging along selling to cops & firefighters, watched & seethed as the handset division lavished riches on its own. Handset people bought luxury cars the day they got their bonuses. [...] The era of “warring tribes,” as Motorolans refer to it, had begun. Screaming fights between sector heads rattled the corporate halls. CEOs William Weisz (1986–88) and then George Fisher (1988–93), committed to the strategy of stirring up internal competition, did little to stop them. [...] Motorola had so mightily struggled: Software.
management  product  management  team  management  people  management  project  management  business  management  Motorola  corporate  culture  corporate  values  Leadership  Nokia  executive  luck  CEO  Why  Software  Is  Eating  the  World  Software  Is  Eating  World  Software 
august 2014 by asterisk2a
A failed experiment: How LG screwed up its webOS acquisition — Tech News and Analysis
the picture emerging from those interviews is an ugly one, full of fights and corporate politics. It’s a story about about a failed acquisition, but also about the changing realities of consumer electronics, which are transforming from simple appliances to smart devices at a speed that often leaves big, slow-moving companies at a loss. - Sources told me that LG had a policy in place to reward managers with bonuses or even promotions if their features were part of the final product. The result was a constant feature bloat, as everyone tried to add on one more thing. - "Politics, not the lack of innovative talent, has probably doomed more tech companies than anything." - Feature bloat as a result of ill-conceived corporate policies
LG  Samsung  Panasonic  Toshiba  webOS  Television  project  management  product  management  team  management  management  Leadership 
august 2014 by asterisk2a
Narzissmuss: Ursprung liegt oft in der Kindheit - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Wir haben eine narzisstische Gesellschaftsstruktur, die diese Fähigkeiten quasi verlangt. SPIEGEL ONLINE: Befördert unsere Leistungsgesellschaft Narzissmus? Oder haben Narzissten einfach mehr Erfolg in diesem System? Wardetzki: Sowohl als auch. [...] SPIEGEL ONLINE: Gibt es Unterschiede zwischen den Geschlechtern? Wardetzki: Ja, das hat kulturelle Wurzeln. Der männliche Narzisst ist eher von der grandiosen, machtbetonten Form. Die Narzisstin definiert sich mehr über Leistung, Perfektionismus, Attraktivität und Anpassung. Sie ist ein menschliches Chamäleon. Sie kommt in einen Raum, spürt genau, was gerade angesagt ist und kann sich perfekt in die Situation einfügen. --->>> see last thing about having a narcissistic superior.
narcissism  Celebrity  of  You  personality  childhood  status  anxiety  status  symbol  social  status  parenting  parenthood  sociology  society  western  society  materialism  gossip  culture  gossip  celeb  culture  instant  gratification  attention  attention  span  identification  identity  people  management  team  management  project  management  product  management  management  HR  human  resources 
august 2014 by asterisk2a
LadyBits’ First and Last Year on Medium — LadyBits on Medium — Medium
https://medium.com/ladybits-on-medium || Ev & Biz bankrolling writers. ""A rare insight into Medium-the-terribly-run-magazine as opposed to Medium-the-impressive-publishing-platform + ""The most surprising part of the Ladybits story about working with Medium is that Medium offered terrible analytics + """Nobody knew where the money was coming from to pay writers." On working as an editor at Medium. + ""If you're wondering about the @Medium biz model, LadyBits' @arikia explains — just as she's walking out the door. + ""The best sign Medium is YouTube for text: contributors quitting over discovery and rev share! || +++ ppl talk about going so fast that you think you have nearly no control. otherwise you are not moving fast enough.
medium.com  Ev  Williams  Biz  Stone  Wordpress  publishing  2.0  self-publishing  qz.com  business  model  execution  project  management  YouTube  Revenue  Share  content  creator  digital  content  digital  artist  digital  economy  digital  natives  Women  in  Tech  communication  management  Start-Up  Playbook 
june 2014 by asterisk2a
Apple’s Eddy Cue and Jimmy Iovine Interview Video | Re/code
min 54:35 - making Apple future proof. focus. culture. ... creating value with ordinary products via detail, brand, design, and less friction. Question is, will they make Apple a distinctive luxury tech brand because of the comoditisation of hardware, software & design. + Last sentence; Apple being able to move fast. How? With someone flat (less vertical than usual ;)), tightly woven - VPs, Execs and C-Suit??!! Is that a something for success!? Respecting each other and being also somewhat friends to sometimes hang out with?! Because everyone else on the outside is gunning for you, daily. Because you have the biggest target on your back of them all. Is that the sauce that will make them be able to turn the brand identity into a luxury tech one with big big margins everybody else dreams of? Being able to pull this off because of the detail, design, status symbol, frustration free tech?
Apple  business  model  Steve  Jobs  corporate  culture  people  management  project  management  detail  orientated  focused  execution  brand  brands  branding  commoditization  commodity  business  business  management  status  symbol 
may 2014 by asterisk2a
Silicon Valley's Esteemed CEO Coach Comes Out Looking Pretty Bad In The Twitter Book - Business Insider
Twitter was in upheaval. The CEO at the time, Ev Williams, was about to be fired by the board for bad, and slow, decision making. || It came even to light at medium.com that Ev Williams is slow to lead product development and release (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PmBk7hgUqg) ... in todays time of viral apps that can slip under your radar like WhatsApp, Snapchat & Co. ... it is all about ""EXECUTION !!! and quick product turnaround - ~90 days max step by step - while the head of product still got to be focused and have the big picture and have to drive the ship towards the big picture, keeping all on board on the same page.
Silicon  Valley  Twitter  medium.com  management  product  management  The  Guy  project  management  people  management  leadership  CEO  Ev  Williams  Bill  Campbell 
may 2014 by asterisk2a
Sweden: The New Laboratory for a Six-Hour Work Day - Uri Friedman - The Atlantic
0.) 4 day work week @ teamtreehouse / carsonified || 1.) lesson have time limits for projects, incremental goals to be achieved by X days. >> | | The bottom line is that productivity -- driven by technology and well-functioning markets -- drives wealth far more than hours worked. And very few jobs in developed economies nowadays are classic assembly-line positions, where working 20 percent longer will mechanically produce 20 percent more widgets. Psychology plays a role here too: At least 40 years of studies suggest that people work harder if you limit their time to complete a certain task. In some cases, working too hard can actually reduce output. Long working hours are also associated with ill health, which means lost labor in the long term, as well as higher medical costs for employers and government. + http://www.spiegel.de/karriere/ausland/schweden-goeteborg-will-sechs-stunden-arbeitstag-einfuehren-a-964791.html
productivity  work  life  balance  Robert  Skidelsky  economics  microeconomic  policy  microeconomics  labour  market  job  market  skill-biased  technological  change  knowledge  worker  knowledge  economy  White-collar  Blue-collar  project  management  HR  human  resources  people  management  6-hour  work  day  4-day  work  week 
april 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Funding for Lending bank scheme launched
Under the Funding for Lending initiative, the Bank of England will lend money at below-market rates to the financial institutions.

The Bank will then monitor their progress in lending the cash out.

Some mortgage lenders have already cut the cost of their long-term, fixed-rate deals.

But the lower borrowing costs being introduced by mortgage lenders are so far only being offered to people with large deposits.

-

Bank of England, the Funding for Lending scheme (FLS) is "designed to incentivise banks and building societies to boost their lending to UK households and non-financial companies".
double-dip  monetary  policy  Project  Merlin  Merlin  FLS  ZIRP  QE  2012  creditcrunch  greatrecession  BOE  UK  Funding  for  Lending  Scheme 
august 2012 by asterisk2a
Wearable Computing Is Here: Get Ready to Look Ridiculous
An Awkward Moment, But Still a Pivotal Era

Even if it's awkward, we're entering a new and important era in human-machine interaction. Wearable computing joins voice control and gesture-based interfaces in revolutionizing how people interact with data, services and content.

http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/google-i-o-google-demos-glasses-in-amazing-skydiving-stunt-over-san-francisco.php
Google  Google  Project  Glass  computerscience  computing  Wearable  computing 
july 2012 by asterisk2a
Organize anything, together. | Trello
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NF8ZVB-v3IM

Trello is a collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards. In one glance, Trello tells you what's being worked on, who's working on what, and where something is in a process.
organizer  organize  projectmanagement  tools  trello  collaboration  management  project 
january 2012 by asterisk2a
Sponsume lets projects get off the ground with Groupon-style group funding model
In terms of competitors, there are a number of US-based players, such as Kickstarter and IndieGoGo. There’s also purely music industry offerings such as the likes of Sellaband, which hasn’t been without its troubles.
group  social  funding  project 
april 2010 by asterisk2a

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