Thought readings 6

Each week I capture, mark, and comment on blog posts and news articles around the internet. This is a short-list of three links that I think others will find valuable for their thought lives.

  1. In New Office Designs, Room to Roam and to Think by Lawrence W. Cheek from the New York Times. I find that changing scenery helps me to think and work better so I was drawn to this article on work spaces. I’m glad to home office once a week but I wish my regular work office arrangement had more variation. Check out the designs in the article.
  2. What do you call a Marketing Technologist by Scott Brinker from the Chief Marketing Technologist blog. This article brought-out the geek side in me a little and I laughed with the automata chart (very creative). But geekiness aside, it’s an important topic for organizations to consider in how they structure and assign responsibilities.
  3. Does stock photography help…or hurt? by Dave McCue from SubscriberMail. (Full disclosure – SubscriberMail is owned by my employer Harland Clarke). I’ve always thought stock photography of people does not help convey messages. To me it looks fake and not authentic. Often I see photos that looked forced as they convey images of over-happiness or politically correct diverse representation of a group. I wish companies would use photographs of the employees who perform the services or make the products they are selling.

Let me know what links you shared, tagged, or commented on this week.