Five Links: Working Smorgasbord
The common thread in this week’s links is ways of thinking about work. From an affordable standing desk to the silliness of most employers’ views of the labor market, we’ve got you covered with conversation starters and thought bombs. There’s a graphic illustration of the impact of women on our culture, a large gallery of visualization tools and a way of thinking about audiences.
- Ikea Gives Us A Standing Desk We Can Actually Afford
I work at a standing desk sometimes. The idea is a little bit better than the reality. That said, moving around makes a big difference. You can try the Ikea version without breaking the bank.
- Where Consumers Spend Their Time Is Where Advertisers Should Spend Their Money
This piece echoes the perpetual argument that advertisers should use mobile. Maybe there’s a reason they don’t.
- Gallery of Concept Visualization
You’re going to need to have a fistful of links like this. The problem with most so-called visualization tools is that they don’t make things easy to understand, Some of these gems can help with that.
- The New Geography of Innovation
People migrate (sort of). Anchor institutions (major educational institutions) do not. Also see Innovation Geography: The Beginnings of the End of Silicon Valley
- New Mural on Women Innovators: Art meets Research to Tackle the Biggest Conundrum of our Time
The beginning of a project to answer the question “What is standing in the way of women being represented in at least 50 percent of influential positions on the planet?”
- The Fruitless Search for Extraordinary People Willing to Work in Ordinary Jobs
This is the real core problem in most recruiting efforts.