Jason Fried (from 37signals) on why you can’t work at work.
What Matters Now: Featuring the work of more than 60 people with big ideas and something to say. It will inspire you to make some changes in 2010, and to keep doing work that matters.
Can we get more people to take the stairs over the escalator by making it fun to do?
This was shown on 4 Corners last year and it blew me away. All young women should watch it…
The blurb…. “The award winning feature-length documentary A Walk to Beautiful tells the stories of five Ethiopian women who suffer from devastating childbirth injuries and embark on a journey to reclaim their lost dignity. Rejected by their husbands and ostracized by their communities, these women are left to spend the rest of their lives in loneliness and shame. They make the choice to take the long and arduous journey to the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in search of a cure and a new life.”
“To make it today you have to be able to do work that’s hard to outsource, hard to automate, and that delivers significance along with utility.” – Daniel Pink (Pop!Tech)
Daniel Pink on the surprising science of motivation (via @dalesimpson)
It all started in 2001 when two Princeton University students set out to change the way people do business. Inspired by a box of worms, these students had a dream: a company could be financially successful while being ecologically and socially responsible.
TerraCycle is one of my favourite start-up stories. I first read about Tom Szaky and his innovative company in this Inc magazine article. I look forward to reading his new book ‘Revolution in a Bottle’.