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January 2010 Blog Posts (5)

Clif Bar, another SNW company

Clif Bar provides a good case study in a number of ways. I was looking for an article online that my mom had sent me from the Fresno Bee, but alas, I can't find it.

However, I did find a couple of other good stories about Clif Bar:



Added by Joe Harder on January 14, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Eco-friendly fonts?

Just found out about something I had never heard of before, though it makes perfect sense.

An eco-font, that uses less ink (I guess)? It came up in the context of Al Gore's new book and why he didn't use this new font.

Food for thought,

Added by Joe Harder on January 13, 2010 at 9:48am — No Comments

How much caffeine is in that drink?

The linked chart shows the typical amounts of caffeine in different drinks.

Very interesting, especially where big chains rank, and also how relatively low espresso is.

I love my caffeine (just typing the word makes me crave coffee), and coffee (and green and black teas) are… Continue

Added by Joe Harder on January 13, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments


Well, two articles that make Zappos.com sound like a Spirit of the New Workplace kind of culture.

The first is "On a scale of 1-10, how weird are you?" from… Continue

Added by Joe Harder on January 12, 2010 at 11:51am — No Comments

Chapter outline - Holistic human asset practices

Holistic human asset practices

Organizations exist to accomplish things that individuals acting alone cannot. I still remember this truism from the first management textbook with which I taught. In exchange for money and other things of value, individuals agree to give some of their time and energy to the organization. People organize for reasons of expected synergy, just as people engage in market exchanges for individual utility-maximizing reasons. Bill Ouchi, professor,… Continue

Added by Joe Harder on January 2, 2010 at 11:41am — No Comments


Suggested booklist

301 Ways to Have Fun at Work (or books of a similar bent)…


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