Business Blog Roundup

By December 28, 2006Business Blog Roundup

businessblogroundup2.jpgAt the company’s A Thousand Words blog, a Kodak exec reminds us what is truly important this holiday season and throughout the year. Illustrated with stunning photos taken at the scene (with a Kodak camera, natch), she describes how her house burned down shortly before Christmas. Everyone escaped unharmed, including the dog, and the family salvaged from the embers a box containing photo albums and mementos — miraculously undamaged.

Digital printing is also truly important, Xerox informs the blogosphere.

Season’s Rantings from General Motors vice chairman Bob Lutz. GM’s blogging powerhouse has this to say about suggestions that the government might increase its Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards: “Forcing automakers to sell smaller cars to improve fuel economy [is like] fighting the nation’s obesity problem by forcing clothing manufacturers to sell garments in only small sizes.” As a wiser, alternate strategy, he recommends more government R&D on ethanol and fuel cells.

IBM’s vice president of technical strategy and innovation reports on a recent lecture by the President and CEO of the Vassar Brothers Medical Center about challenges facing the healthcare system. Dr. Daniel Aronzon, the Big Blue Blogger notes approvingly, advocates greater accountability, transparency, and efficiency. Key to resolving these issues, says the blogger, is better use of technology and applying to hospitals the methodology of lean manufacturing.

The Cisco High Tech Policy Blog touts a newspaper op-ed by the company’s chief development officer calling for a national broadband plan, to prevent the U.S. from falling further behind other advanced economies in high-speed internet access.

For those interested in getting away from it all — except the vicinity of a Starwood hotel — The Lobby blogs daily about enticing locales around the world.

Hoover’s, the Dun & Bradstreet research subsidiary, blogs at its Bizmology website about ESPN’s recent agreement to broadcast at least 26 Arena Football League games next year. Cue the Hank Williams, Jr. music: Are you ready for some (indoor) football?