CERIAS Weblogs » Security Myths and Passwords

April 28, 2006

CERIAS Weblogs » Security Myths and Passwords

Written by a professor of mine from University days, boy is this going to burst some bubbles!

Business 2.0: The best-kept secrets – Mar. 23, 2006

April 28, 2006

Business 2.0: The best-kept secrets – Mar. 23, 2006

From the magazine “Business 2.0”, they present “5 tricks of the trade for everything from finding great employees to sparking creativity and even knowing when to pass on a deal.” There’s not an idea on the list that I don’t like. And gee, that succinct presentation style of a photo with a couple of paragraphs is terrific.

Going Nuclear

April 17, 2006

Going Nuclear

Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace, writes in the Washington Post on why he supports nuclear power.

In the early 1970s when I helped found Greenpeace, I believed that nuclear energy was synonymous with nuclear holocaust, as did most of my compatriots. That’s the conviction that inspired Greenpeace’s first voyage up the spectacular rocky northwest coast to protest the testing of U.S. hydrogen bombs in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. Thirty years on, my views have changed, and the rest of the environmental movement needs to update its views, too, because nuclear energy may just be the energy source that can save our planet from another possible disaster: catastrophic climate change.

Also, read James Lovelock’s “The Revenge of Gaia: Why the Earth Is Fighting Back”.

How I Work: Bill Gates – Apr. 7, 2006

April 14, 2006

How I Work: Bill Gates – Apr. 7, 2006

Intersting article on CNN on how Bill Gates works, including using SharePoint. In my efforts to move us out of the 20th Century and into the 21st Century using collaboration tools, it’s enlightening that Bill works this way. More importantly, he allows (and expects) his organisation to work this way.

In my world, using SharePoint is “beneath” most executives, managers, and other leaders. That’s what PA’s and secretaries are for. Thus the organisation is not “allowed”, empowered, or enabled to move into the 21st century. We end up with an organisation whose information needs are driven by databases in PowerPoint.