Our new show on future of work

Our network at FastCompany.tv continues to grow, this time into a show about how our work is changing thanks to the Internet called WorkFast.tv. It’s my way of trying to help you all be more productive after sending you so many Twitter messages that waste your time.

Anyway, Shel Israel and me are cohosting that show and he is arranging the guests, which he just announced on his blog. Top executives from Google, PARC, David Allen, Best Buy, and more. We’ll be doing a rehearsal on Friday morning, then the show will start next Thursday morning. Can’t wait.

If you don’t like that, then maybe you’ll like this video of me talking about my childhood pets that the CEO of Dogster.com filmed today when I visited his offices to find out about the latest in that business.

Comments

  1. New show? Just you talking to Execs about what geeky things they do to stay “productive”, with all the mindless chit-chat filler, and award-winning coffee-drinking Shel interviewing skills, this is the “old and ancient”. Make sure you also get tons of muffled-audio, sea-sick cell-phone videos, lots of places where and HD camera can’t go, you know. Would be a great service.

    Now Fastcompany.tv, the concept, would be a great idea, mirrored with Inc. and Fastcompany articles, scripted documentary style, over geeks going ambush interviewing. But they’d need a real producer and real talent for that, and that costs lots, besides they are dead-pool material anyways.

  2. New show? Just you talking to Execs about what geeky things they do to stay “productive”, with all the mindless chit-chat filler, and award-winning coffee-drinking Shel interviewing skills, this is the “old and ancient”. Make sure you also get tons of muffled-audio, sea-sick cell-phone videos, lots of places where and HD camera can’t go, you know. Would be a great service.

    Now Fastcompany.tv, the concept, would be a great idea, mirrored with Inc. and Fastcompany articles, scripted documentary style, over geeks going ambush interviewing. But they’d need a real producer and real talent for that, and that costs lots, besides they are dead-pool material anyways.

  3. I think this is an excellent idea. I work for a Fortune 500 company and have the flexibility to work at home 2-3 days per week. With gas prices shooting through the roof, my company is becoming more receptive to people in my situation (that live >50 miles from the office). I’d like to hear about others that are successfully making this situation work. I know telecommuting is nothing new, but some of the new technologies are making it more convenient and productive. Just today, my companies’ VPN servers went down and I had to send some files on a deadline. I got our IT group to okay the use of yousendit.com to transfer the files securely. A few years ago, I would be making the hour-long trip to the office to hand-deliver them.
    Anyway, I’m glad you’re branching out in this direction.

  4. I think this is an excellent idea. I work for a Fortune 500 company and have the flexibility to work at home 2-3 days per week. With gas prices shooting through the roof, my company is becoming more receptive to people in my situation (that live >50 miles from the office). I’d like to hear about others that are successfully making this situation work. I know telecommuting is nothing new, but some of the new technologies are making it more convenient and productive. Just today, my companies’ VPN servers went down and I had to send some files on a deadline. I got our IT group to okay the use of yousendit.com to transfer the files securely. A few years ago, I would be making the hour-long trip to the office to hand-deliver them.
    Anyway, I’m glad you’re branching out in this direction.

  5. Whenever I see you self-absorbed statements like “it’s my way of helping you” or “I post only the best links so you don’t have to work to find them” I feel like it’s Dr. Phil or Carlton Sheets writing these posts. Do you really think your readers would be absolutely helpless without you? You post interesting content, that’s for sure. But why insult your readers with such off-putting comments?

  6. Whenever I see you self-absorbed statements like “it’s my way of helping you” or “I post only the best links so you don’t have to work to find them” I feel like it’s Dr. Phil or Carlton Sheets writing these posts. Do you really think your readers would be absolutely helpless without you? You post interesting content, that’s for sure. But why insult your readers with such off-putting comments?

  7. Steve,

    I don’t get this impression from Scoble. If you have some constructive criticism, please give it. This isn’t that constructive.

  8. Steve,

    I don’t get this impression from Scoble. If you have some constructive criticism, please give it. This isn’t that constructive.