Now that NASA retired the shuttles, the specification for payload delivery by private space services clearly states a requirement to prominently display the packing sequence on any container. I will admit that I may have gone a bit overboard.
The new performance appraisal system was supposed to "simply life and cut through loads of red tape", but in reality it created some real obstacles, and initiated the after-hours game of what was later referred to as "musical blocks."
Learning anything from patent documents has to be one of the world's least productive endeavors. But there are a few techniques by which you can squeeze out what useful information may be hidden there.
Being a member of the board of a hot young tech startup can be a heady experience and one few of us will experience. While thrilling, a board seat can bring unexpected challenges for independent (or outside) board members.