Big Picture: It is always interesting to me to see how founders think about their companies. Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, writes this annual report. And while we are on the subject of Google, Jim Spanfeller, CEO of Forbes.com, wrote a scathing indictment of Google and their role in the demise of the publishing business. A much more fun read is the response by Danny Sullivan at SearchEngineLand in a point-counterpoint post.
Innovation: Scott Adams of Dilbert fame talks about information flow using a time based methodology. He envisions a world where our calendars will become much more intelligent, personal and useful. I like this vision of the future.
Ideas: If you have never seen Seth Godin speak, you now have the opportunity to view this talk on Tribes from the 2009 TED Conference. And for a little historical Seth, here is his riff on Purple Cows from 2003.