Ok, after "Rework" the workplace-revolutionaries from 37signals just gave us their new book "Remote" and YES, it is an important read! Still, Daniel Pink's "Free Agent Nation" from 2001 is better hand- and brainwork! (his original article in Fast Company is actually from 1997!!! http://j.mp/16Hvs7k )
Sorry Google, but the new Mercedes S-Klasse kicks your self-driving car's behind! Oh, it also offers "hot-stone massages in its reclining rear seats, built in Wi-Fi and cup holders that keep drinks warm or cold...." http://j.mp/11PMFhZ
This deserves some cred: the White House has issued a rather unusual answer to the petition for the US government to build a Death Star: http://j.mp/WMeQVj - it finishes off by encouraging people to get into tech: "If you do pursue a career in a science, technology, engineering or math-related field, the Force will be with us! Remember, the Death Star's power to destroy a planet, or even a whole star system, is insignificant next to the power of the Force."
"You will happily reveal the most intimate details about yourself" to get 'Zero-Click Shopping': http://j.mp/Wxet0X - personalisation-guru Andreas Weigend definitely helped Amazon make us discover and buy A LOT of books (and other things) we didn't know we needed! Will "Zuckerberg's Law" eventually lead us all the way? P.S. Of course it's not Weigend who invented "Zero- or no-click shopping"! Dogbert came up with that brilliant idea LOOONG before him!
Lunch atop a Skyscraper (New York Construction Workers Lunching on a Crossbeam) is a famous photograph taken by Charles C. Ebbets during construction of the GE Building at Rockefeller Center in (Photographer: Charles C. Ebbets) I still can't believe this.
Amazing! How can Jane Brody still be writing on health for the New York Times??? To start the new year, she AGAIN gets it all wrong: http://j.mp/WtPfB8 Then again, who'd be surprised - she is the author of a book promoting "Living the High-Carbohydrate Way"....
Boring is best! At least according to the Economist's "Where to be born index". http://j.mp/RZo6KG. Or as Harry Lime puts it: "In Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love - they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock." - the funny thing is: Switzerland didn't invent the cuckoo clock...
Looks like US government is run by geeks too.... Impressive report on how Obama used digital to win the election: http://j.mp/ZIxwgV - this picture shows the core team.