Weekly TED-pick: Jason Fried: Why work doesn’t happen at work
If you have not encountered any of the products that 37Signals have given to the world, you are missing out. They created beautiful, elegant software that helps you manage projects, manage your client contacts, etc. What makes their products so great, is that they have always managed to resist the drive to add features. BaseCamp, Highrise, BackPack, they all focus on the basics, bare essentials you need to get the job done.
They also love to share their vision on product development, and have a very typical approach to work ethics. Check this TED talk out, and then reconsider your working environment.