Dell.com was the place for a geek-in-training - study, tinker, choose, build the machine of your dreams, click, pay and have it delivered. I bought all my machines there, ditto for the companies I was involved in.
Then one day, having enjoyed another build and order experience, a salesperson called me. A what?
One of the things you're likely to see at your workplace in the next few days is some focus on the environment. It's coming up on Earth Day, of course, the time of year when even hardnosed CEOs' thoughts turn green, at least for the moment.
Putting People First blog just posted about a survey that strategy consultancy McKinsey just conducted with executives about web 2.0 technologies and found significant interest and support, but they still shy away from blogs:
Monday's Wall Street Journal In The Lead column discussed what the CEO changes at Ford and Viacom say about strategic planning. In short, if you haven't discarded your once-a-year strategic planning process, it's time. Says the Journal: