I love reading the thoughts of a leader like Brad Garlinghouse. Especially a leader willing to state what is obvious yet uncomfortable. Obvious, courageous and still unspoken internally.
If you are in the tech sector and in a leadership position (or aspire to such), please do read the Yahoo! peanut butter manifesto. From ypbm:
We have lost our passion to win. Far too many employees are "phoning"
it in, lacking the passion and commitment to be a part of the solution.
There are three pillars to my plan:
- Focus the vision.
- Restore accountability and clarity of ownership
- Execute a radical reorganization.
Via Liz Gannes at GigaOM.
Creativity at its best:
Cosmonaut to tee up for monster orbital golf shot
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) – Never mind that he has played
golf only twice in his life. Next week the Russian flight engineer
aboard the International Space Station will hit a drive that even Tiger
Woods couldn’t match.
Cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin plans to begin a
spacewalk set for Wednesday evening by knocking a lightweight golf ball
off a tee placed on the top of the Russian docking port.
…Club maker Element 21 Golf Co. of Toronto is paying the Russians an
undisclosed amount for Tyurin’s time, which included plenty of practice
swings aboard the space station.
And on their site they have "golf in space".
On the flip side – Element 21 really needs a Title tag on their web page. But that is another not so newsworthy story.