If Your Building Looks Like A Factory, Your Corporate Culture Probably Does Too

So Facebook is a great company?  Then why does the HQ looks like the worst sort of factory from the Soviet Union with some little things added for show?

They may look impressive to Mr. Branson, and they are impressive, but as somebody who has worked in all sorts of different situations It looks potentially oppressive to me.  The open office might work for some things, but it’s a throwback to the days when there were just rows of desks and the only people with privacy  were the people on top. I mean, Gehry architecture included the building looks and acts as a perfect example of Taylorism in architecture.

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Bad Management

This article on the Clinton campaign in Michigan shows how things don’t work.  In a political campaign, on the ground data is crucial.  If you don’t know what’s REALLY happening you can’t be effective. Yet the Clinton campaign seemingly acted like a badly run corporation and ignored the rumblings that things were not going as well as they seemed.

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From Breakbulk To The Container

The shipping container, the vessels that carry them and the land vehicles that carry them represent a revolution in the way cargo gets moved across the world. The full impact of that revolution is still being felt.  The one thing that is certain is, that like it or not the world is going to be more connected than it has ever been in history as getting stuff from point “A” to point “B” has never been cheaper. To understand the full impact of the revolution We need to start at the beginning.

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