There was an interesting article in this weekend’s New York Times about the SAS Institute, a software company in North Carolina.
The company was started in 1976 by four former professors who worked in the agricultural statistics department at North Carolina State University. The business software they design is made to analyze and interpret massive amounts of digitally generated data.
Their business model is also pretty interesting in that most employees typically work a 35-hour week and the company provides an on-site day care center and medical clinic. 60 Minutes profiled SAS in 2003, but I don’t see this video readily available on the web.