How the FBI, DEA, and ICE scour Facebook, News Corp. buys own shares, Google's Offers deal site hits NYC, Plus may hit 10 million users today, and Steve Ballmer admits Windows Phone failings. This and more surprising/important news from your Fast Company editors, with updates all day.
Jonathan Kaplan has launched The Melt, a chow chain backed by James Beard award-winning designers, Michelin Star award-winning chefs, kitchen workflow engineers, and millions of dollars from Sequoia Capital. The Flip Cam was pretty awesome, too. How'd that end up?
Skype has unveiled a happy, neato, fun-fun office in Stockholm for 100 of its happy, neato, fun-fun employees. Designed by Sweden's own PS Arkitektur, the design revamps the inside of an old brewery with soft, poofy furniture and bright, berry-colored walls and lighting inspired by clouds — clouds! The office is so damned cheery, we half expect to see people doing trust falls and skipping merrily to the water cooler. Remember this image. Remember it well. It's Eden before The Fall.
I was in Istanbul working with a group of technology executives from around the Middle-East/ Africa region and we were talking about the habits of breakthrough strategic thinkers. To get the conversation going, I decided to show a video of the (then recently released) Amazon Kindle 2.
I’ve used the Amazon Kindle case and the eBook story in general in my leadership development programs for years. It nicely exemplifies a strategic pattern that has for millennia distinguished strategists from tacticians and laid the groundwork from some of history’s biggest successes and flops.