The Auteur vs. the Committee →
The company that has a single arbiter of taste has been producing superior products, showing that you don’t need multiple teams and dozens or hundreds or thousands of voices. (Warning: NYT link)
Smart people, motivated to make things better, can do almost anything.– Douglas Edwards, “I’m Feeling Lucky”
If the CEO is not in a position to be the ultimate decision maker, he shouldn’t...– Brad Feld, “Note to CEO’s: Decisions Come From You, Not The Board”
What Google's Famous Cafeterias Can Teach Us About... →
From Marion Nestle at The Atlantic: The only place on the campus where employees pay for food is from a vending machine. The pricing strategy is based on nutrient content, again according to the Harvard pyramid plan. For the vended products, you pay: one cent per gram of sugar two cents per gram of fat four cents per gram of saturated fat one dollar per gram of trans fat
The iPhone's Home Button →
A good idea from Lukas Mathis.
Wood Tape →
A great story with a great lesson.