A car plant in Fremont California that might have saved the U.S. car industry. In 1984, General Motors and Toyota opened NUMMI as a joint venture. Toyota showed GM the secrets of its production system: how it made cars of much higher quality and much lower cost than GM achieved. Frank Langfitt explains why GM didn't learn the lessons – until it was too late.
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Donna Simpson is shooting for 1000 pounds and is doing it by consuming 12,000 calories a day. She is currently weighing in at 604 pounds and has a mammoth 400 more to go. I don't think her body can handle that type of diet and she will most likely die. What do you think?
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Jumo connects individuals and organizations working to change the world. Social Media for Social Change. @jumoconnect
I'm really excited about this organization. I think this is a much need resources.
There are so many organizations and people out there that are willing to help the world but so often it is difficult to align all the resources together. My friend started an organization that helps woman in Uganda and another friend started a foundation that helps orphans in Russia. With Jumo, it will be nice for small organizations like their's to be able to seek resources from a wide variety of people and other organization.
What's funny is that I was having a conversation with a friend awhile ago about how there needs to be an organization that helps various organization's resources together. Jumo basically read our minds. This is really going to be great!
After one week into its launch Google Apps Marketplace had around 1,500 apps. This quick rise of more apps for me to sift through lead me to a conversation with Brent Dance from Fresh Consulting about the over saturation of apps in our lives. I was curious about finding a solution to filtering through the plethora of available apps and a simple way of locating the ones that are value added.
The iPhone App Store, for example, has so many apps that I waste a lot of time just trying to find one that is worth downloading. There is a rating system on the store site but how do you really compare one app to another? Also how do you compare an app from the iPhone to an app on the web, or to a Google App. Each system has their own rating system but does not allow for general comparisons amongst other platforms.
While this issue was fresh in my mind (no pun intended Fresh Consulting), Brent referred me to a site called web2review.com where some of my filtering problems could be answered. He admitted that it is not the end all answer to my questions, but that it is definitely a step in the right direction.