Monthly Archives: March 2007

A4 Paper Art

Fun A4 Paper Art – unrelated to an A3 report. Another innovative use of paper: Teaching Engineers Experimental Design With a Paper Helicopter by George Box.

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Goodbye Quarterly Targets?

Goodbye Quarterly Targets? [the broken link was removed], Business Week: For about a decade, companies have tried to goose their stocks-or manage the market’s expectations-by putting out quarterly earnings projections. Now the practice has come under fire as business leaders … Continue reading

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Data Visualization Example

[I replaced the embedded video, since Google broke the original link with the way they shut down Google Video after buying YouTube] In Myths About the Developing World, Hans Rosling shows some great graphics to display data on health care … Continue reading

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Metrics and Software Development

Lean-based Metrics for Agile CM Environments [the broken link was removed] by Brad Appleton, Robert Cowham and Steve Berczuk: Measure Up! Don’t use metrics to measure individuals in a way that compares their performance to others or isolates the value … Continue reading

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Your Online Presence

Web anonymity can sink your job search [the broken link was removed]: In today’s job market, turning up missing on the Web may not be a fatal flaw, and it’s probably better than having a search result in a photo … Continue reading

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GM Lacrosse: China and the USA

Made in China, an article exploring the new GM LaCrosse: The redesign was pitch perfect, so well targeted that the Chinese LaCrosse is on track to sell nearly 110,000 units in its second year in production. (In the United States, … Continue reading

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Using Google to Eliminate Some IT Costs

Computer Science 101: A Case Study In Google Applications [the broken link was removed]: Sannier plans to shut down the university’s own e-mail servers later this spring. When that happens, thousands more will move over. The portal provides access to … Continue reading

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Exposing CEO Pay Excesses

The politics of pay from The Economist: Although barely one-tenth of the 2,000 biggest American companies have yet reported under the new rules, the tally of negative headlines is already mounting. “There are already plenty of examples of firms reporting … Continue reading

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Making Suits in the USA

Trying On Toyota’s Methods (site broke link so I removed it): Keeping Abboud’s suit manufacturing in the United States has advantages, such as reduced shipping time, he said. He also believes overseas workers can’t beat the quality and price of … Continue reading

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Eric Schmidt Podcast – Google Innovation and Entrepreneurship

iinnovate podcast interview with Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google. “Normal sales quotas” – oops maybe Google can learn from others in this area. I found it interesting that Eric Schmidt teaches at Standford even while being the CEO of … Continue reading

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