did you ever imagine reading "coffee-wielding bandit" as a headline?
"Florida police say a coffee-wielding bandit has robbed at least six Fort Lauderdale Dunkin' Donuts stores. Police say the man hurls hot java at the clerks after they open the register and then grabs cash from the open drawer."
from BusinessWeek: "Meet the People's Company. Like a democracy, it can be a noisy and unruly place, where citizens sometimes think the folks in charge are numbskulls. But the people's passion prevails at eBay because the people are firmly in charge."
i think this picture needs no caption, but maybe a bad 70's funk soundtrack … doh!
pretty cool, google "… now extracts and indexes the text from many file formats, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, PostScript, RTF, Lotus files, WordStar 2000, RFT (and old IBM format), MacWrite, and on and on. The extracted information is also converted in most cases to HTML which you can view by clicking a link next to the result."
the following are quotes from an interesting article titled "Culture of Collaboration", which includes 10 recommendations for getting employees to adopt collaborative tools and use them in an effective way.
"The biggest challenge of getting employees to work together online isn't a technological problem-it's a cultural and organizational one."
"The danger for many is overspending on collaborative technologies without making the cultural and organizational adjustments necessary to derive any benefit from them."
"Collaboration software just won't work if you don't have a corporation that encourages people to work together."
NY Times article talks about how "the current confluence of crisis and technology appears to be prompting a reassessment of old thinking about the way big organizations should organize people."
for example, "Procter & Gamble aims to use alternative workplace arrangements to save $300 million annually in reduced real estate costs and higher productivity …"