This fantastic IBM TV commercial is hilarious, sad, and inspiring on what we might be able to do better in the future. Jonathan Ferrar offers the perfect voice-over.
Twitter each day, visit me @marciamarcia. Humans have conveyed short messages, rife with meaning, for over thirty thousand years. Smoke signals have traversed the airways. Expressive quips filled Seinfeld’s show. At all stages and ages, we burst forward. Up, dada. Look at my train. No, no, no. Keys please. Outta here. How cool is that? I do. Be back... [read more]
Workday, and told him what I share with others when they ask. “It was Dave’s rules–or lack there of them–that set the tone and conveyed to everyone the company was out of the ordinary. Quirky, candid, and with the right priorities in mind,” I say. Dave sent them out quarterly through email entitled, “Dave’s Rules of Business Behavior.” A... [read more]
it was now on his mind. It’s now on my mind, too. He paraphrased that while the specific answers on dream jobs were all different, they all had the following in common: “I wish I could do a job that had more purity in purpose, and had none of the political and red-tape BS I currently have to deal... [read more]
a Captain Underpants outfit over his worsted-wool suit. “I have supreme confidence I know it all!” might be what he said the day before. I’m not against organizations engaging directly with people buying their wares. Nor am I insulted when companies distill from social media fresh insights on how people feel. If you’re doing one or both of those... [read more]
Several years ago at a gathering of the International Mass Retailers Association, I met Don Soderquist, who was at that time vice chairman at Wal-Mart. My take-away from his presentation was this: “You have to separate those responsible for today from those responsible for tomorrow.” A light went off in my head as I realized the implications for WD-40... [read more].