The optimistic scenario Pretty much all offices will be virtual. People will log into the workspace from the comfort of their own homes. Geography will no longer be an impediment for employees to find the best jobs, or employers to find the best workforce, and “commutes” will be no longer than the amount of time it takes to log in to the network. … [Read more...] about The comedy genius behind ‘Superstore’ imagines the office of the future—and it’s a nightmare
The most common items stolen from work are: pens, pencils, paper clips, sticky notes, paper, notepads, and highlighters, which are commonly taken from large companies. But 11-14% have stolen food, coffee, and soda, mostly from smaller companies. Only 5% have stolen more expensive items such as tech accessories. … [Read more...] about Companies, this is why your employees are stealing from you
Those two weeks [after the announcement] I was scrambling, trying to find a job, and it’s not easy to find a job, not easy to find a job in the summer, not easy to find a job you want. But I was taking all these meetings. And then suddenly the day came when the note was going to go out to staff, and I knew as soon as it goes—today in a public institution, a memo that’s written to staff ends up in the press automatically. When I was at Columbia, I used to write every note to my students as if it was being cc’d to Gawker because it often was, and Columbia Journalism School had its own category in Gawker. So I knew that would happen [and] I wanted to make sure that I also shared it. And, in fact, by the time I forwarded the note that was written internally, it had already been published in [arts journalist] Judy Dobrzynski’s blog about culture in the city. So it was pretty funny. … [Read more...] about How This Exec Used Social Media To Turn His Layoff Into A Career Reboot
After searching in vain for a durable, waterproof camera at trade shows around the country, he decided to build his own. He set to work on a prototype, in what can only be described as obsessive fashion. He wore a CamelBak backpack for rehydration and worked 18- to 20-hour days, carving and shaping plastic with a Dremel and using a glue gun to affix plastic buttons and lenses. He sent his model to Hotax, a Chinese camera company, and it sent him back a digital file that he couldn’t open. It took him a few hours to figure out it was in a standard format for 3-D modeling, and when he finally glimpsed and rotated the model, with the water housing and all the fit points that would allow it to stay attached to an athlete at play, “I was so stoked.” With around $20,000 left over from FunBug (and his wife’s shell belts), plus a $200,000 loan from his parents, he made a deal with Hotax to manufacture each camera for about $3 and sold them at surf shops for $14. The … [Read more...] about Can GoPro Rise Again?
Cook attributed Apple’s “highest quarterly revenue ever” to the latest iPhones, as well as “all-time records for Services and Wearables.” On services, the CEO reportedly said Apple’s latest service (Apple TV Plus) is “off to a rousing start,” but he did not share specific subscriber numbers. And as for Apple’s “Wearables, Home and Accessories” business, it brought in about $2.7 billion more this past quarter than it did during the same time a year earlier. … [Read more...] about It’s outrageous how bloody fantastic Apple is doing right now