ozzy85 writes: I am trying to host an event at the tech company I work at where employees own the products they build so long as it's not related nor competes with the domain our company is currently in. Are there other companies that do this? Our legal team would like a template to work off of.
I don't get why people think they have the right to never ever feel ill/offended. Sure you learn about a genocide and feel awful, but guess what? That's a part of learning history, human psychology, politics, etc. More so a part of the human experience. Get on with it already!
An anonymous reader writes: News Corporation's IGN Entertainment, the parent company of IGN.com, has acquired Hearst Corporation's online media company UGO Entertainment in a cash and stock transaction. IGN Entertainment will thus operate its existing properties along UGO's entire network of properties, which includes ugo.com, 1up.com, and a network of owned and affiliated web properties.
from the boss's-favorite dept.
theodp writes "Writing for Forbes, CS-grad-turned-big-time-VC Ben Horowitz gives three examples of how the smartest people in a company can also be the worst employees: 1. The Heretic, who convincingly builds a case that the company is hopeless and run by a bunch of morons; 2. The Flake, who is brilliant but totally unreliable; 3. The Jerk, who is so belligerent in his communication style that people just stop talking when he is in the room. So, can an employee who fits one of these poisonous descriptions, but nonetheless can make a massive positive contribution to a company, ever be tolerated? Quoting John Madden's take on Terrell Owens, Horowitz gives a cautious yes: 'If you hold the bus for everyone on the team, then you'll be so late that you'll miss the game, so you can't do that. The bus must leave on time. However, sometimes you'll have a player that's so good that you hold the bus for him, but only him.' Ever work with a person who's so good that he/she gets his/her own set of rules? Ever been that person yourself?"
from the people-get-what-they-deserve dept.
Over 200 University of Central Florida students admitted to cheating on a midterm exam after their professor figured out at least a third of his class had cheated. In a lecture posted on YouTube, Professor Richard Quinn told the students that he had done a statistical analysis of the grades and was using other methods to identify the cheats, but instead of turning the list over to the university authorities he offered the following deal: "I don't want to have to explain to your parents why you didn't graduate, so I went to the Dean and I made a deal. The deal is you can either wait it out and hope that we don't identify you, or you can identify yourself to your lab instructor and you can complete the rest of the course and the grade you get in the course is the grade you earned in the course."