The Holllywwod way of organizing a movie is by using only contract labour. The vast majority of movie people, from grips and gaffers to high-paid actors, are in essence self-employed and are hired for one movie at a time.
Pixar goes against this trend, by focusing on people:
Contracts allow you … Continue Reading ››
Creating Passionate Users
is the best blog I've found recently, and Kathy Sierra's post on how not to use PowerPoint
is very funny and smart.
Sometimes the best presentation is... no presentation. Ditch the slides completely. Put the projector in the closet, roll the screen back up, and turn the damn lights back … Continue Reading ››
My main tool in coping with all the stuff going on in the Happy at Work Project right now has been to remind myself, that I don't need to suceed. Every time I start to stress a little I think "This does not need to work out. It does not need to be a success. … Continue Reading ››
I try to gather input for the Happy At Work Project from many sources. Web sites, books, movies, magazines - whatever may give me some new angle on what makes people happy at work. So please don't read too much into it when I tell you, that I just finished reading a book called … Continue Reading ››
I have a hankering to spend some money at the Trainer's Warehouse
I mean, who couldn't use:
A whiteboard on a stick
Real gameshow buzzers
A Cat-a-pult game
A set of boom wackers
Man, I could have some fun with some of that stuff :o)
This story was sent to me by Maria Bakari, who I met at the Kaospilots conference in January. She's greek and I'm half-greek, so we had an instant connection. Maria does not have a blog, so with her permission, I'm posting the story here:
Yesterday I had the special pleasure to meet Mr and … Continue Reading ››
I've been spending the last 4 days at a yoga retreat arranged by the Art of Living
. We're talking four days of getting up REALLY early, meditation, yoga, breathing exercises, talks and various other exercises.
And the most interesting thing was that two of those days were spent in silence. No talking, reading, … Continue Reading ››