Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The LEGO Story

Those of you who know me from my childhood may know that I had an obsession about LEGO when I was a kid. It was pretty much the only toys that mattered to me. I actually slept with some of the things that I built. This is probably true for some of you as well. I still have my huge box of LEGO set at home and every once in a while, when kids come to visit at my place, we still take it out for them to play.

I still think it is one of the better educational toys in existence today. I don't need to tell you that with LEGO, your imagination is the only limit. Well, of course, if you have a big enough set. Even if you didn't, it just meant that you had to stretch your imagination a little bit further.

In any case, below is the story about how LEGO started in commemoration of its 80th anniversary this year. Truly an inspiration to those of us who are starting businesses. In face of setbacks and desperation, the only solution possible is to never give up.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

A Company With No Bosses?

Awesome. All you gamers out there must have heard of Valve. What you probably didn't know was that the company has no bosses:

Like many tech companies, Valve Corp., a videogame maker in Bellevue, Wash., boasts high-end espresso, free massages and laundry service at its offices.
One thing it doesn't have: bosses 
Valve, whose website says the company has been "boss free" since its founding in 1996, also has no managers or assigned projects. Instead, its 300 employees recruit colleagues to work on projects they think are worthwhile. The company prizes mobility so much that workers' desks are mounted on wheels, allowing them to scoot around to form work areas as they choose.

Monday, August 06, 2012

Getting Paid For Blogging?

About a month ago, I received my first advertising check from Nuffnang.

It is not a large amount. If you look at the whole picture, RM100.08 is a rather pathetic amount considering I added the Nuffnang box in June 2009. But as I said, advertising revenue is not my main concern.

This is just extra pocket money for me. Nonetheless, I thank everyone who has kindly supported my endeavor. And now that I am no longer employed, I need your support more than ever. Please continue clicking on the interesting ads that are posted by Nuffnang on the right side of this blog!