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

josh’s ten insane ideas

Josh Ledgard, a program manager at Microsoft, has an interesting blog entry: “Ten Insane Ideas for Microsoft.” Some of it is pretty mundane, like towel service, but he makes a few great points: 1. The “2 Secrets” Rule So, I propose the “2 secrets” rule. Every VP must tell their groups what the two protected …

What’s wrong with my printer?

What’s wrong with my printer? Originally uploaded by shrub. My Canon i950 has started printing horizontal bands across everything but yellow and black. Any idea what’s wrong or how to fix it? I spent some time on the phone with Canon tech support, and changing the paper type to photo paper and the document type …