Learning leadership from Congress: When planning your career, avoid these pitfalls, behaviors evidenced by many elected officials: In all things, look for money first. Listen to people with money, respond to people with money, justify your actions around money. Worth noting that 47% of those in Congress (House and Senate) are millionaires–an even greater percentage… Continue reading What not to do: Learning leadership from Congress
This site was blacked out today because the US Senate is considering legislation that would destroy the Web as we know it and enable the kinds of censorship that you’d normally attribute to ruthless authoritarian governments. It’s called the PROTECT IP Act (also known as PIPA). Visit the Electronic Frontier Foundation or AmericanCensorship.org for more… Continue reading Blacked Out
Screw Entitlement: So do I think SOPA/PIPA are good? No, don’t be stupid, they’re horrid bills. But do I think that it is solely the fault of RIAA/MPAA/et al? No. The people using the above excuses and justifications share just as much blame. If nothing else, they created reams of justification for lobbyists to use… Continue reading Justification? We can do better
The President’s challenge: SOPA Nat Torkington: Don’t wait for the time machine, because we’re never going to invent something that returns you to 1965 when copying was hard and you could treat the customer’s convenience with contempt. Take action. Source: Sam Ruby
So there’s a pointer to this Inc. article in my inbox this morning. I don’t need any convincing about the potential for a company to form its own work schedule. But it seems to me that this article is lying, or the author is fooling himself, or worse, he’s taking advantage of his employees. To… Continue reading Compare and contrast: The 4 day work week.
Protect IP Act Breaks the Internet: Terrific piece by Kirby Ferguson — explains clearly and succinctly why the proposed PIPA legislation will not only fail to achieve its intended purpose, but will outright harm the entire Internet. ★ [Clcik on the link, if you don’t already understand why this legislation is so broken.] Source: Daring… Continue reading Protect IP Act Breaks the Internet
McBess Bacon and Cheese Machine: ‘The Bacon and Cheese Machine’ is a collaboration between Illustrative genius McBess and P-G Bikes for Dudes Factory I’m a sucker for art projects like this, and really fancy having a go myself! This video shows the intricate painting process unfold: [Sweet.] Source: The Hickensian