This is going to be a busy weekend for me. While the weather in San Francisco threatens to be “summer-like,” I am going to be sitting at home and preparing for our Structure 2012 conference. Nevertheless here are seven stories that might be worth reading this weekend.
- Is yours a culture of employee ownership? Annette Franz Gleneicki makes a good argument that employee ownership is more than them just having a financial stake in a company. Instead, ownership is a much bigger idea.
- Five keys to building a business that doesn’t bury humans at its core: Some good tips on how to build a culture of ownership.
- It’s not Facebook. It’s the IPO market! Microfundy takes a look at some of the large technology IPOs, compares them to the debacle that has been the Facebook IPO and concludes that the IPO market itself might be different.
- “Today we worry about the social effects of the Internet. A century ago, it was the telephone that threatened to reinvent society,” writes Tom Vanderbilt in his piece, The Call of the Future for Wilson Quarterly.
- To pay or not to pay: Closer look at the business of blogging. Women’s Wear Daily’s Rachel Strugatz writes about the conflicts between designers and fashion bloggers.
- Talking about fashion blogging, how and why do teenagers spend so much time on Tumblr? An anonymous teen responds on Quora.
- Meet the Billy Beane of Soccer, or as rest of the planet calls it — football. Valeriy Lobanovsky was a stats-driven manager for the former Soviet team. And now all modern football is taking a cue from him.