The Bank of New Zealand was founded in 1861 and, on the verge of bankruptcy, purchased by the National Australia Bank Group in 1992. The acquisition was completed in 2003. It was rebranded BNZ, with a new logo and colors in 2008, to better align with its parent company, now known as NAB. BNZ... Read more
Every year, Marbles in downtown Raleigh holds their annual Big Idea Forum. The lunchtime discussion aims to highlight ways corporate and community leaders shape organizations and people through inspiration and innovation. Jim Whitehurst, President & CEO of Red Hat, Inc., opened up to Ron Wilder... Read more
Word on the street is, Drupal is hiring. Well, Drupal shops to be exact. But the lack of experienced Drupal developers and themers is hurting the ecosystem. Chances are, you've recently visited a website running Drupal. (This is one of them.) How many projects out there want to be using Drupal but... Read more
Statoil is a Norwegian oil and gas company with activities in 34 countries, 20000 employees and a turnover of around USD 90bn. The company is listed in New York and Oslo. On Fortune 500, it ranks #67 on size but #1 on Social Responsibility and #7 on Innovation.
Here is an overview of valuable, free books and reports related to open innovation, co-creation and crowdsourcing. Drop a comment if you know of other books, reports, or longer articles that are available for free and worth sharing.
At SparkFun Electronics we do not sell software, yet we have a robust software development team. These developers spend some of their time on SparkFun.com, an eCommerce platform with extra content and integrated community elements. The vast majority of their time, however, is spent on Sparkle. One... Read more
The World of Work is changing, but who is driving the change? Leadership in the the 'New World of Work' should focus your transition efforts on work. Not work/life balance. Not better pay and benefits. Not flextime or telecommuting. Not sabbaticals or volunteering. Not toxic bosses or bureaucracy.... Read more
Organizations today face unprecedented challenges. A recent IBM sponsored global survey found that the key challenges CEOs face today are rapidly accelerating pace of change and complexity. Furthermore, performance continues to decline whether measured through Return on Assets or Return on Invested... Read more
Winston Churchill and the open source way Winston Churchill was known as a charismatic leader and statesman, able to rally his country to great things when they needed it most. He was also fond of the occasional salty outburst when needed—I won't repeat one of his more famous ones here, except to... Read more
Up until about ten years ago, it was extremely unfashionable to be a geek. Geeks were considered the black swans of the social world: they were perceived as having limited social skills, little interest in non-programming activities, and few friends. Fast forward to today, and things have changed... Read more