The day has finally come. I am writing about baby carrots. In a business context. My mom will never believe it.
But it’s really a great story that continues to unfold thanks to the brilliant business transformation that happened in the carrot farms of central California in the 1990s. Cisco’s Inder Sidhu summarizes the business challenge facing Mike Yurosek, then a carrot farmer in Bakersfield (read Inder’s blog on Forbes.com here):
“…Yurosek thought the traditional way of farming carrots was wrong. What good is producing so many carrots if the majority aren’t relevant to the grocers who sell them or the consumers who buy them?, he wondered. Frustrated, Yurosek–who prided himself on a tendency to “think outside the carrot patch”–decided one day in 1986 to try something new.”
Today, we’d thought it might be time for a little fun. We’ve found some Cisco videos that might make you laugh, might make you cry and hopefully provide a little distraction as the week wraps up. Here are our favorites!
The Royal Wedding Planner
There are so many little details to worry about when planning a royal wedding. This little video helps all of you who may find yourself planning your own royal wedding one day!
The latest smartphones and tablets are redefining what it means to take your office on the road, and they’re making collaboration a whole lot easier. Since more than a third of the global workforce will be mobile information workers by 2012, major advances are coming at the right time (and Cisco is a leading innovator).
In the video below, I discuss the 3 C’s of mobile collaboration: communication, collaboration, and compute. Learn how Cisco is enabling collaboration on all the leading mobile platforms, while going further to equip the Cisco Cius with native integration capabilities that offer a seamless, hassle-free experience.
So why does mobile collaboration matter for your organization?
On May 4, we are planning to talk with Brian Dickinson, our friend and Cisco engineer, from Mt Everest’s Base Camp at 17,500’. Click here to register now for that free WebEx event. In the meantime, we are following his journey there and back. He’s recovered from a short health challenge and forging ahead. All photos are courtesy of Brian Dickinson.
Brian arrived at Base Camp in early April with a cold. He felt terrible. As time passed, he realized he wasn’t feeling much better. The outside temperature was eighty degrees and he sat in his tent trying to sweat out the virus. All the while, his head wouldn’t stop hurting.
“My massive headaches were almost too much to bear.”
He talked with his wife, JoAnna and she mentioned his forehead looked swollen in some recent pictures he had posted on Facebook. He’s conclusion: this could be serious, the headaches could indicated HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema) which means fluid in the brain is increasing and can cause coma and death. Taking no chances, Read More »
Yesterday on Talk2Cisco, Guido Jouret, Cisco’s VP/GM of the Enterprise Video Group and CTO of the Emerging Technologies Group, joined the Cisco community to describe what the big buzz around video in the enterprise is all about.
During the half-hour session, Guido took several questions from the audience around specific applications for video in the enterprise, including common use cases such as for advertising and safety and security operations.
You can watch a replay of yesterday’s interactive event here.