Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Sunday, April 18, 2010

The epic battle

From Wired magazine, a war room view of what's at stake in this epic battle. Or, if you change your POV, a look at what's possible given the pressure being brought to bear on all these innovation/development fronts. Exhilarating times.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Canny brilliance.

I wasn't searching for a follow-up post to the "Shutter Island" bit, but was stopped in my tracks just now when I saw this photo on Design Observer. Then I read the opening paragraph that accompanied it:

From 1913 to 1971 five thousand one hundred and twenty one mentally ill patients were cremated on the grounds of the Oregon State Hospital. Their remains were sealed in copper canisters. The canisters were stored in the hospital’s basement until the 1970s when they were moved to a memorial vault underground. The vault was subjected to periodic floods. In 2000 they were removed from their institutional crypt, placed on plain pine shelves in a storeroom, and were left virtually forgotten until David Maisel heard of their existence and photographed them. Fascinating stuff. Check out the full story and exhibit of photos here.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

My journey to Shutter Island.

I'm still reeling from the screening today. One of the hardest theater experiences in a long time, especially when I finally put the pieces together and realized why. Wicked.

Appreciating the hidden whole.

Photo Credit: "Watering Can" from the book The Hidden Whole by Thomas Merton.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Treat employees like they make a difference and they will.

SAS ranks No.1 on the FORTUNE '100 Best Companies to Work For' 2010 list.

"SAS starts with the belief that we are in the business of people – whether that is with customers, employees or business contacts." —Jim Goodnight, CEO, SAS

I enjoyed a brief professional relationship with JG and Co. about a decade ago, when the company was making the transition to a web-based solutions outfit. They've earned and genuinely deserve this latest recognition. Kudos to the whole team. And thanks for sharing the power to know with us all.

Here are some highlights from the company news release:

SAS offers an environment that inspires employees, allowing them to build long-term relationships with customers and focus on solving their business problems. In the face of economic uncertainty and market consolidation, SAS continues its 34-year history of growth and profitability. Our customers use SAS for everything from minimizing credit losses to improving patient outcomes – and contribute to a lively, active SAS community worldwide.

This marks the 13th year SAS has been ranked on the FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For" list in the US. The more than 400 global offices have achieved considerable workplace awards as well. It’s no wonder SAS is the leader in business analytics: software that allows companies to glean greater value from one of their most important, yet elusive, assets – the huge volumes of data they collect.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010