Bill Jensen's credits include authoring Work 2.0, Building the Future, One Employee at a Time and the recent co-release with fellow TEDxUBC presenter Josh Klein, Hacking Work. Harvard Business Review, CNBC and Fast Company have called Bill today's foremost expert on work complexity, helping people to do less and accomplish more. Bill is a passionate simpleton and an outspoken gadfly against coporate stupidity that wastes people's time, attention and dreams. He’s an internationally acclaimed bestselling author and speaker who is known for extremely useful content, and his passion for working smarter, not harder. See his detailed bio and video here.
Josh has practiced and was trained, both formally and informally, in hacking - social systems, computer networks, institutions, consumer hardware, animal behavior, and, most recently, the publishing industry. When he's not taking things apart or putting them back together again he speaks, writes, and consults on new and emerging technologies that improve people's lives - and has tremendous fun doing it. Most of Josh's time is spent speaking to companies and at conferences such as World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Gadgetoff, TED and SICS and consulting to companies large and small, such as Microsoft, Oracle, Frog Design, Nokia, The United States Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and others. Detailed Bio and TED video.
how many are employees, talking to you!, work is broken, innovative life trying to figure out why corporate teams were not collaborating, every expense had to be entered on the corporate expensing system with 60 fields, the tools suck, eg IE 6!, Still the 2nd most popular browser in the world is because it is used by corporate America, They are paying for it but employees are using something different - google docs
it worked because when he created input there would to be a security hole, and had the gift of 4 an 1/2 hours to work in the week, you don't have to be a techy to find simpler systems - just do a search for the answers to your problems., we are all hyper connected
so was he crying in his beer ...!!!, so I solved their problem, I gave them an opportunity to be innovative..., but they didn't grab the opp and I didn't want to work for them anyway, Rule breakers are the only ones who can move forward, Work is Broken!, and we Can Fix It!
received a phone call saying we are hiring and another company who was not hiring called him in, his software was then sold to the competitor
Executives design corporated centred not user centred, a retailer having difficuty getting his sales going, consultants came back saying you are not giving the employee the tools and support... so, ... the CFO became the cashier for the day - the card reader is not working, the internet is down - then blamed the grumpy customers. He couldn't make it through the day. His colleague told him it only gets worse during the holidays. He went back to the C suite, then realized how hard it was to make money in a store. He realized they made it hard for them. The average worker out there is using unrecognized technology up to 2/3's to make their job better.
...all of us who work have an opportunity like never before
it matters what is in your heart, what matters is whether you care enough to break down the walls and the rules..., let's change the work world, it is up to us, no one can piss for us