Don Marti

Tue 24 Jul 2012 07:20:59 AM PDT

Link frenzy: Essays on organizations, information, and work

Stephen O'Grady on competitive advantage: Software is the New On Base Percentage

Derek Thompson: The Consumer's Revenge: Can We Beat Corporations at the Efficiency Game?

Crowdfunding FTW: Joey Hess: I work for The Internet now

John Hagel on empowered customers, the VRM movement, and Doc's new book: The Rise of Vendor Relationship Management

Paul Smalera catches up with Clayton Christensen: Paradise regained: Clayton Christensen and the path to salvation (If I had to nominate one word for the “You Keep Using That Word. I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means” award, I'd have to pick disruptive.)

Paul Ingrassia on cars that changed the market: Car czars "The people who created them overcame formidable obstacles to put them on the road."

Doing unimportant projects, but really well: “You can’t control what you can’t measure” revisited.

Umair Haque: Declare Your Radicalness. "We may honor the radical—but we surround ourselves with the banal, trivial, humdrum, and tedious."

Robert X. Cringely gives you something to think about next time someone calls you a "resource": IT class warfare — It’s not just IBM

Gar Alperovitz on co-ops: A New Era for Worker Ownership. (Somebody needs to put together a conference panel that's half co-op people and half crowdfunding people.)

Peter Levine: Software Eats Software Development "GitHub runs one big SCM in the cloud and the management issues vanish."

Penelope Trunk: How I got a big advance from a big publisher and self-published anyway. One author who can out-publicize the Publicity department.

Jonathan Kahn on making your web site look nice on phones, I mean totally transforming how you organize information: Digital-first companies thrive on mobile disruption. Everyone else struggles. "I have bad news: a fancier CMS won’t help you withstand mobile disruption."

Remind anyone of r0ml's IT deli? Fast-turnaround IT projects at DoD: Conversations Between Scientists and Sailors: UNSCRIPTED

Daniel Lemire: Why we make up jobs out of thin air. "People who complain that big governments are inefficient are missing the point: they are not meant to be financially efficient, they are meant to confer as much prestige as possible onto as many people as possible. In this way, big governments are highly efficient and so are large corporations. I predict a bright future for both of them." On a related subject, Christopher J. Coyne reviews David Keen's Useful Enemies. War Is Still a Racket.