“Hiring exceptional people allows a leader to set strategic direction and then hand over incremental decisions to smart, capable team members. The trick is uncovering those talented and trustworthy people - and knowing what they look like when you find them. Here are a handful of tips”—
Great list of tips, this is a great reminder. I need to get better with #6 on the list.
“When a company is filled with engineers, it turns to engineering to solve problems. Reduce each decision to a simple logic problem. Remove all subjectivity and just look at the data. Data in your favor? OK, launch it. Data shows negative effects? Back to the drawing board. And that data eventually becomes a crutch for every decision, paralyzing the company and preventing it from making any daring design decisions. Yes, it’s true that a team at Google couldn’t decide between two blues, so they’re testing 41 shades between each blue to see which one performs better.”—Don’t Be Evil (via misterjt)
But why are so many TV networks fleeing a business for which they would seem perfectly suited? The exodus comes at a time when many see brightening skies for original content on the Web. Though it took some time for the numbers to measure up to the early promise of Web video, profits and audiences are on the uptick.
"I would think they should be doubling down right now on creating original content for the Web," says Marc Hustvedt, editor-in-chief of Tubefilter News and founder of the International Academy of Web Television. "The ad dollars are moving towards it. There’s this whole group, a new core of digital studios that are really booming in terms of audience."
Bjork’s new album may sound good to her fans, but the real value is in its interactivity with the iPad. All of the songs on her album will have their own custom-designed app, that allow users to manipulate the songs on the device.