John Adams planted a garden in the White House lawn. Will President Obama? According to Associated Press, many small scale organic farmers think it would be a great idea. In fact, they’ve organized on a Web site dedicated to nominating the nation’s first official White House Farmer. Over 27,000 votes have poured in so far. […]
Michael Arrington of TechCrunch is visiting Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum. Arrington says there’s fear in the air. There is a clear consensus among attendees that the worst is yet to come, and that we are facing the worst economic outlook of the last few generations. Some of the CEOs I’ve talked with […]
People are talking about Twitter possibly being worth a quarter of a billion dollars. Which people? Why, Sarah Lacy and Om Malik. Let’s listen.
Idris Mootee is educating us on India’s dabbawalas, or box persons. In Mumbai dabbawalas collect freshly cooked food in lunch boxes and deliver them to the workplace. The Mumbai Tiffin Box Suppliers Association is a streamlined 120-year-old organization with 4,500 semi-literate members providing a quality door-to-door service to a large and loyal customer base. It […]
Bill Taylor, co-author of Mavericks at Work: Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win with Polly LaBarre, reminds us that tough economic times are also times of innovation. Don’t let risky times dull your appetite for taking risk. More then ever, companies and their leaders have to offer a positive alternative to a demoralizing […]
The news can be so damn depressing sometimes. It’s been so lately with all the droning on about the economy. But if you get your “news” from other sources, like Springwise, an entirely different world begins to come into focus. In this world, bright people are working on interesting things. While headlines in 2008 focused […]