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The Anthropology of Work

Culture

Berlin Inc.

Scholars who work within the critical management studies (CMS) tradition, most of whom live and teach in the UK and in Scandinavia, are consistently critical of the high levels of individualism and associated entrepreneurism in the US.  Grounded in an intellectual tradition that favors social democracy over our culture of[…]

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Once Upon a Twitter

At SXSW in 2010 Umair Haque interviewed (former) Twitter CEO Evan Williams.  Among other things, the two talked about Twitter’s future and what might be the most useful and important applications of Twitter’s technology.  Despite the profound awkwardness of Hague’s interview, some interesting content did come out of the discussion.[…]

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Is Your Company Y-Positive?

Is your company Y-Positive?  If you can answer yes to at least 4 of the following 10 questions, it might be… 1. Does your company have collaborative spaces on campus where employees can work in groups (outside the cubicles)? 2. Are employees allowed to work some or all of the[…]

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The Cloud @ Work

Welcome to R.O.W.E… Now, go home! Yes, that’s right, if you work on a ROWE team, the first thing you will do is pack up your things and go home. About 8 years ago, Best Buy began experimenting with ‘extreme telecommuting’ at their HQ in Minneapolis.  They introduced ROWE- Results[…]

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The Four Hour Leader

Over the course of the past several years, Tim Ferriss has successfully cultivated a personal brand around the idea of the Four Hour Work Week.  His thesis, that it is entirely possible for people to create whole and complete lives by fundamentally rethinking how they use their time and what[…]

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After LinkedIn

While I’ve not conducted scientific research on the subject, I’m more or less sure that LinkedIn is a Baby Boomer thing.  Maybe Gen X too, but not Gen Y or Gen C. Resumes.  Networking.  Career “connections” (vs. social connections). “I used to be the Sr. VP of Marketing and Sales[…]

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The Architecture of Innovation

In the mid-1970s, architect Christopher Alexander wrote passionately about the patterns of social interaction that are created by built environments.  He called these architectural-human patterns “pattern languages.” Since the publication of his seminal book- The Timeless Way of Building– the theory of pattern languages has been picked up and built[…]

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