belated katrina notes

some news of note: George Bush signed and executive order lifting wage restrictions and allowing government contractors rebuilding new orleans to pay workers less than the prevailing wage FEMA’s email server broke. New Orleans being underwater was preventable. Former FEMA head Mike Brown padded his resume FEMA refused help from Amtrak, Wal-Mart, the Coast Guard, […]

the ten crazy ideas

the ten “crazy” ideas for Microsoft are: Schedule Unscheduled Time into Performance Reviews "Break Up" the Company Encourage Loose but Prominent Couplings Exile and Empower Incubation Projects Offer Super-exponential Rewards Offer Different Risk-Reward Compensation Profiles Cut Back on Bureaucracy Review Cost Cutting Reduce Headcount on Large Dev Projects Eliminate Exec Reviews