Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Just finished the NUMMI episode on This American LIfe. Very interesting.

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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Census 2010: Provo is the leader in population growth at 47% from 2000-2009

As a recommendation from @joshdance I just finished the book "The World is Flat."

Great book which describes globalization and its effects on the way we do business.

Thanks Josh for the recommendation.

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Friday, March 26, 2010

Make your own designs using only circles and squares on your iPhone

Create designs using only circles and squares. If you don't want to pay for an iPhone app download the desktop app at Büro Destruct.

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Logging road nostalgia

I ran across this polaroid photo while browsing flickr and it reminded me of some old logging roads by my house. So dreary and dark but on the other hand so comfortable.

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Sneak peek at the new Photoshop - The new tools are very snazzy

The retouch feature and eliminating lens flare is awesome. The content aware tool blows my mind. I can't believe how easy it was for him to remove the tree.

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5 ways startups can slay giants

A great article by Dave Kellogg showing the ways the little guy can compete against giants.

Here are a few of the ways:

- Work together
- Concentrate force

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Monday, March 22, 2010

New Jersey woman wants to weigh 1,000 pounds

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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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010

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!

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I just downloaded the Amazon Kindle for Mac.

I wonder if it will be that easy to read on my computer. The e ink on the kindle is so awesome that I don't know if reading on the computer will compare.

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A good solution for filtering some of the noise in the crazy world of apps

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.

Web2review primarily focuses on web apps, but the general idea of being able to filter and compare over a number of different sites in useful. I did a simple comparison of Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter. I was able to weight different variables and see which aspect of each service was most useful to me. This type of service is extremely handy and shows you why a different web serivce/app is better than another.

One thing that would be nice to see in the future is the ability to compare all types of apps no matter the platform.

Thanks for the recommendation Brent.
Web2review is definitely a step in the right direction to easy filtering.

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Monday, March 15, 2010

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010

I had fun on this communications agency's site. They are Hughes based out of St Louis. Check them out.

They have a cool little video and a nifty interactive part. Just click on the section "The people of Hughes - Meet the Team." Its fun to see how they turn their heads to follow your mouse.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

TED Video: Dan Barber: How I fell in love with a fish

What a great video.

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Why do I keep seeing girls on YouTube shredding

For some reason I keep randomly finding videos of girls shredding on guitars. This girl is way to butt rock.

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7 Rules for Writing from Daniel Pink

Check out this link. Really good

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Best Music Video. OK Go

Video: Frisk Fail. So Funny

Thanks Tyler for sharing it with me.

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