Monday, April 30, 2012

Keystone Habit Transformed Housing Color

I'm listening to the audiobook The Power of Habits by Charles Duhigg, and he talks about how Alcoa's focus one simple change, improvement of their safety record, transformed the company into a efficient profit-making machine. An unexpected result, flexibility in the coloring of manufactured aluminum siding for houses, helped to reduce waste, lift profits, and exemplified better communication patterns.

Review of the book on Huffington Post
Charles Duhigg: How 'Keystone Habits' Transformed a Corporation

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Director Amanda Pope

Quote of the day from director Amanda Pope:

"You need to develop your ability to go and do the most difficult thing in front of you because it’s a more interesting way to live."

From a panel on women in the film biz from the 2010 Santa Barbara Independent Film Festival.