Great article on which businesses Mr. Kottke is influenced by; primarily, it's people who are in business to do great things, without compromising what they believe in. Definitely worth a read.
I honestly believe that people are more attracted to a company who's goal is not to make themselves rich, but to make a decent living for everyone in the company. When I started working, I'd often get the platitude that "If you're not growing, you're failing." It's a winner-take-all mentality, one that I could never get my head around. Isn't the goal of work to do your best? To make something you'd be proud of?
Here's to hoping that Mr. Kottke's influences, influence the rest of us as well.Posted by Ted Stevko at March 14, 2005 11:25 PM