I first became aware of Orange County Choppers when watching the brilliant Long Way Round series with Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor. The guys who make these amazing bikes are now benefitting from switching from running the business via a little black book to running it with Small Business Server and SQL Server 2005. Check out the video !
The guys over at Anandtech have a very in depth review of how to take apart an XBOX 360 - which I'll not be doing with mine when it arrives!
I do like the way the CPU has XBOX 360 engraved on it though :)
Okay - I'm on a roll with this theme now. Check out this hilarious (but cool....yep, we do cool!) XBOX 360 ad
Hot on the heels of the Windows XP Start Something campaign, we have a next generation Windows PC design competition. Between May 18th and October 3rd, Microsoft and the Industrial Designers of America held a competition to challenge established design teams, indepdendent designers and students from around the world to come up with innoative new designs for PC's for work, home and play. With over $100,000 at stake there are some fantastic submissions at http://www.startsomethingpc.com/
Check out the video to find out more and register to vote
"For seven successive years, General Electric has topped the table of the world's most respected companies. But for the first time, it has been pipped to the post by Microsoft"
A survey conducted by PwC polled 954 CEO across 25 countries this year and Microsoft came out at the top - with lots of praise for innovation. One published comment was ""the company is the first and best in the world. They have a strong base and employee satisfaction".
Couldn't agree more on the last bit - I spent last week talking to a number of customers about how our flexible working approach enables me to work when and where it's most appropriate - be that at work, on the tube, at home, in Caffe Nero or at my parents home. It's a combinaton of philosophy and providing the technology to support this. I think those two things combined provide our workforce with competitive advantage and can do the same for many other organisations, regardless of size. More on this when I get time to blog it but flexible working is more than just mobile devices that I used to blog about...