I am pleased to let you know that the FED has released a trailer for their new film on employee ownership called We the Owners. The film, which is scheduled to be released in Summer 2012, looks at the stories of employees and founders from three companies, each of which is structured with distinct forms of broad-based employee ownership. The three companies are New Belgium Brewing Company, Namasté Solar, and DPR Construction.
Although I have not yet seen the complete film, I am looking forward to it. I believe it will go a long way in helping us achieve our goal of advancing the ideals of employee ownership to a larger audience. You can view the trailer below:
For more information or to pre-order, please visit the We the Owners website.
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I was happy to see that the newly named Bob and Betty Beyster Building at the University of Michigan is getting some use by the engineering students. I learned that about 50 students in the Machine Learning class (EECS 545) participated in a project poster session in Tishman Hall, which is the large open area on the first floor.
Some of the proects and student presenters included A Real-time Hand Gesture Recognition System (Arun Ganesan), Prediction of Patient’s Length of Stay Using Health-care Claims Data (Jiwei Cao, Juchuan Ma, Wan Huang), and Improving Image Feature Correspondence for Hovering Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (Paul Ozog, Patrick O’Keefe). I have included a photo of the proceedings below: