BestBuy gets more productive on WorkFastTV

Every week we film a live WorkFastTV show at the Revision 3 studios in San Francisco as part of our FastCompanyTV family of shows. It’s where we cover how work is changing thanks to the Internet. Last week we had BestBuy, one of the world’s largest retailers, on the show to tell us how they are using collaborative software to make themselves more productive and better train their employees. That video is now up, some really interesting things they are doing with their 140,000 employees.

This week? We’ll film Thursday 10 a.m. Pacific Time because of the Fourth of July holiday here in the United States. Guest? New York Times Bestselling author Tim Ferriss (he wrote the 4-Hour Workweek). That should be lots of fun as we find out what he’s been doing to avoid working too much.

Who should we have on future shows? Coming up soon is David Allen, too.

Now that we’ve done a month’s worth of WorkFast, what do you like or hate about the show? How could we add more value to it for you?

Working on something new

Yesterday I visited Adobe to get a look at their new office suite. Buzzword is such a cool app, I got a demo of that on my cell phone.

That prepared me for today, when FastCompanyTV launches WorkFastTV. We’re broadcasting live at 10 a.m. Pacific Time today. We’re partnering with Revision 3 (they are directing and filming the show in the Revision 3 studios in San Francisco, CA) which I’m very excited about.

SAP is sponsoring the show, which will focus on how our work is changing thanks to the Internet. Our first guest is someone special: the guy who runs PARC (Palo Alto Research Center, formerly known as Xerox PARC). This is the lab where a ton of what we use today to get our work done was invented. Microsoft Word, for instance, has its roots in this lab. So does ethernet. Object Oriented programming. Laser printers and Adobe’s page description language which lets you print stuff out. And much more was invented here.

The show will explore the trends that are changing our work and will try to give you some real, practical, hands-on stuff to improve your productivity. Coming up in the next few weeks will be David Allen who wrote the book on getting things done, for instance. Also we’ll have the guy who runs the Office 2.0 conference, one of the top executives at Google, one of the top executives at Bestbuy who’ll tell us about how they are using wikis and other tools to save tons of money and get things done better for their customers. And much more. Plus you’ll get to see us live and be interactive with us.

We’ll be taking your questions that you leave here, over on the live chat (we’ll be back up on my Kyte channel with a live webcam and chat) and after the 30-minute show we’ll have Marc answer YOUR questions over on the channel. We’ve been taking your questions on FriendFeed and Twitter too.

Anyway, gotta go and get ready, see you on the Internet today.