"At Google, engineers are expected to spend one day a week on a project of personal interest." (from a news.com story). It's interesting to imagine what you could accomplish with 8 hours a week creating something of personal interest - outside of the office. Google makes their whole staff an R&D department this way on the cheap. It's not a bad mantra outside of business either. I should track down my ogranizer and start tracking how much time I spend on creative pursuits, blogging excluded.