I haven't posted much this week. Two reasons. First, I haven't been able to fashion what I want to say into a meaningful post. Second, I have been too busy reading some good stuff from other blogs. Here is a sample of what I mean...
Tony points to What Business Can Learn From Open Source, a piece that explores, amongst other things, what workplaces can learn from Open Source Software and blogging. It is an excellent essay and Tony's comments are spot on (as usual).
On similar lines, Jeff (Entrepreneurial Mind) has something to say about using culture as a hiring criteria for business, and the difficulty people have using it as a firing criteria. Worth a look, and reminded me of a situation I found myself in last year.
If, like me, you have ever wondered why your meetings at work just don't go anywhere, and why instead of exploring new ideas, people seem intent on fighting for what they've already determined is the right way to go? Then read this post from Seth Godin. Good stuff.
At last there are some new manifesto's up at Change This. I am a big fan of Change This, and hope it's reincarnation is for good. Why Smart People Defend Bad Ideas by former "Microsofter" is definitely worth a read.
The August edition if The Monthly came out this week too. I bagged the first edition, but the fledgling Aussie "New Yorker" wannabe is getting better with each edition. The current one is full of excellent stories and essays. Really liked John Harms stories of "the forever-dry, years of drought" in the Australian "bush" (whatever the "bush" is...)
So, that's what I've been doing this week....