Michael Bloomberg gets hacking. In a 1995 profile of Bloomberg, the company, Fast Company wrote: His theory is simple: shove lots of well-paid young upstarts (2,200 employees, average age 31) together in a small space for long hours, give them the best equipment possible, and you’ll get magic. It’s fitting then that in his role as [...]
Over the past several years I’ve followed the evolution of the conversation about Corporate Social Responsibility with great interest. The notion first hit my radar screen when I was an investment banker working with retail companies and apparel manufacturers and Nike was challenged to address working conditions at its factories in Asia. On a trip [...]
Yesterday I went to the Met to see the Alexander McQueen retrospective Savage Beauty. I thought I might beat the crowds by going first thing on a Tuesday morning. No such luck. One of the guards on duty told me that it’s never not packed, every day from open to close. The exhibit has broken [...]
Clever, smart, attention-grabbing. So goes last Friday’s unexpected release of the new album from Brit indie pop group Kaiser Chiefs. Taking a page from the likes of NikeiD, Converse and Timbuk2, The Future is Medieval was issued on the Kaiser Chiefs’ own web site, and it’s customizable–there are 20 songs to choose from, select your [...]
Over the past several weeks a number of items have caught my eye, all worthy of mention, but not necessarily material for an entire article, so I’ve pulled them together here–Monday’s miscellany.