Alchemy of Change Weekly Links (weekly)

  • HTML5 is designed to fix all those problems in one grand transition to a massively overhauled version of the web’s most popular language: HTML. The new version makes media — especially video — into a first class citizen, allowing it to be streamed natively without fiddling with plug-ins or rifling through browsers looking for one that works. It also adds true support for web applications, knitting together the hodgepodge of applications environments like JavaScript, Adobe’s Flash, and ActionScript into a unified and universal environment built around an extended JavaScript and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets).

    tags: AOC web technology

  • When I was growing up, we didn’t talk about banker’s time, but rather bankers’ hours.  Bankers worked from 9 to 3 while the rest of us worked from morning til evening.  Things have changed.  In fact, the old bankers’ hours were closer to human time than bankers’ time is today.

    Today, bankers’ time is techno-time.  Money, stocks and bonds can be traded in a split second with the click of a button.  It may take the European Union days to put together another financial package to support the Greek economy.  Speculators and investors can undo their effort in seconds.  As it stands today, human time does not have a chance against bankers’ time.

    tags: AOC business banking finance

  • Many American companies do a poor job of creating effective cultures. A 2010 Conference Board study revealed that only 45 percent of US workers were satisfied with their jobs—the lowest level in the history of the survey. Our Q&A with Heskett begins with that dour figure.

    Your research produces an eye-opening number, that as much as half of the difference in operating profit between organizations can be attributed to effective cultures. Why is this true-how does culture affect the bottom line?

    tags: AOC business culture engagement book

  • Business structures founded on command and control, automation and process are giving way to structures that are less hierarchical and more dynamic, designed to engage people’s hearts and minds to make a difference in the world.

    tags: AOC business emergence

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