This Week’s Recommended Reading

by CoyDavidson on May 11, 2012

Five Articles to Read This Weekend

Salesforce’s plan for opulent campus a costly debacle
The company’s stated reason for changing course was that the new campus would not be big enough for its growing workforce. But people closely involved with the ill-fated development paint a picture of an out-of-control project that lurched forward even in the face of stratospheric costs and tepid support among employees. Only a construction expert hired late in the planning process convinced Benioff that moving forward would be folly… Reuters

You Need To Actually Meet People To Be Successful
In the age of Skype, email, cheap telephony and collaboration tools it’s all too easy to sit in your office and connect with people remotely. It’s even easy to justify it to yourself, “it’s such a productivity drain to spend time on the road and I can accomplish everything I need using modern tools.”… Business Insider

Hotels test offering meeting rooms that can serve as offices
Hotels have found a new business opportunity in today’s mobile, technology-driven world: selling small, tech-equipped meeting rooms for private business gatherings… USA Today

Five Health Care Mega-Trends
As the nation’s highest court weighs the fate of President Obama’s health care reform legislation, it’s important to keep one thing in mind: No matter what the nine justices ultimately decide, significant change is coming to health care — and the industry’s future is gaining clarity… the Atlantic

Tech Boom Sets Pace in New York City
New York has the nation’s fastest-growing tech sector and has surpassed Boston as the No. 2 hub, behind Silicon Valley, for Internet and mobile technologies, according to a report released Wednesday by the Center for an Urban Future… WSJ.com

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