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Employees Rewarded for Reducing Carbon Footprint

September 24th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Big Companies, Environment, Lovely to Staff, Sustainability

How would you like your employer to hold you accountable for your carbon footprint? WSP Group is doing just that.  The global management and consultancy service is pioneering a novel way to reduce the carbon footprint of its employees.

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Windows 7 Ad: Cutest Ever?

September 18th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Adverts, Big Companies

Microsoft don’t feature very often here on LovelyCompanies.com but all that could be about to change with their new ad campaign for Windows 7. Is this not the cutest advert you’ve ever seen?

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Lovely Company News Round-up

September 16th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Big Companies, Lovely People, Small Companies

Here’s a round-up of all the posts from the LovelyCompanies.com blogroll that I’ve starred recently in my Google Reader. Feedback on this experimental post format is very welcome!

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Zappos and Amazon Sitting In A Tree

September 2nd, 2009 · No Comments · Big Companies, Lovely People, Lovely to Staff

At the end of July this year online book retailer Amazon acquired lovely company Zappos. We’ve written about Zappos a few times before and they have even helped to inspire other lovely companies.

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Testing Zappos’ Customer Service Reputation

January 30th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Big Companies, Lovely People, Lovely to Staff

Zappos – the online shoe retailer – is famous for their customer service. When Andrew Warner interviewed Zappos’ CEO Tony Hsieh last year, he put the company’s reputation to the test live on air! Andrew had heard that if a product listed on the Zappos website is out of stock then the customer service team [...]

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Gary Vaynerchuk: The Future of Communities

January 27th, 2009 · No Comments · Affiliates, Big Companies, Lovely People, Small Companies

Gary Vaynerchuk spoke at FOWA Miami 2008 about the importance of the community in building a business. Check out his talk here: I just searched for previous articles about Gary on LovelyCompanies.com to link to and, to my horror, I couldn’t find any! I will definitely tell you more about this wonderful guy soon. In [...]

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Is Jason Calacanis the next Yahoo CEO?

January 8th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Big Companies

Last night on Twitter I think I saw something I wasn’t supposed to see. Click the screenshot on the left to see what I saw. Here’s what it says: JasonCalacanis: “direct @TechCrunch Mike, I told you i can’t comment on the yahoo CEO announcement yet, still finalizing my deal as ceo.” As soon as I [...]

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Mac Design Team Aim For Amusing and Pleasurable

December 17th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Big Companies

“Rather than survey a bunch of users on every decision, the Mac team decided each issue among themselves, invariably going for the option that might amuse a user the most, that would give a user the most pleasure, and therefore imbue the Mac with personality.” Read more on TechRadar (via 37Signals).

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Advice For Lovely Car Industry CEOs

December 10th, 2008 · No Comments · Big Companies, Sustainability

“If they were very smart, the CEOs would drive unreleased, next-generation cars that get 100 MPG. They’d stop in a half-dozen towns along the way and invite a newspaper editorial board writer to ride shotgun for a dozen miles. They’d update their status on Twitter. They’d write a few posts for the company blog. They’d [...]

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T-Mobile’s Customer Delight Day

November 18th, 2008 · No Comments · Big Companies

Here’s some classic lovely company material (spotted this weekend on CrunchGear ). Last Saturday T-Mobile had a ‘Customer Delight Day’. T-Mobile customers could drop in to any T-Mobile store and claim 100 free minutes or – if they brought a friend along – they could get 200 free minutes! I assume this offer was USA [...]

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Four Lovely Halloween Celebrations

November 3rd, 2008 · 2 Comments · Big Companies, Google, GSOH, Small Companies, Special Occasions

Historically there isn’t anything lovely about Halloween.  However in recent years, for most people, it has become a fun festival to celebrate with food, fancy dress, friends and family. Many companies celebrate Halloween too.  Here’s our pick of this year’s bunch. 1. Google often update their homepage logo for Halloween and this year was no [...]

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Discovering loveliness at McDonald’s

October 6th, 2008 · No Comments · Big Companies, Lovely to Staff

There are few icons of global capitalism quite like McDonald’s .  Many people are quick to criticise the fast food chain including various high profile (moustachioed) campaigners such as José Bové, the Frenchman, and more recently the American Morgan Spurlock. However, behind the scenes there are some suprises in store…  There was a fascinating article [...]

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Innovation Time Off at Google

October 3rd, 2008 · No Comments · Big Companies, Google, Lovely to Staff

It’s well known amongst web developers that one of the perks of working for Google is that you get to spend 20% of your time on whatever interests you (a concept called ‘Innovation Time Off‘).  This freedom to experiment keeps developers happy and has yielded some innovative (not to mention profitable) new products for the [...]

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Options Millionaires at Google

February 15th, 2008 · No Comments · Big Companies, Google, Lovely to Staff

Issuing options to staff is a lovely thing that companies can do to build loyalty and reward hard workers. It is reckoned that there are now over 1000 Google employees with options worth more than $5m! One of these mutimillionaire Googlers is the company masseuse who started her job when there were just 40 employees [...]

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Google.org

February 14th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Big Companies, Google

Google.org is the non-profit arm of Google established to “use the power of information and technology to address the global challenges of our age: climate change, poverty and emerging disease.” They are involved in various fascinating projects including a drive to invest in small and medium-sized enterprises across the developing world and developing renewable energy [...]

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