Business

Scary to join
The sole purpose of a business is to grow. This can take on many dimensions – profits, revenues, market share, brand or community influence just to name a few. The road to growth is very simple. Innovation is required to drive growth. You make something better or new (products, services, solutions... Read more
4 comments Posted 8 Aug 2012 by Jeff DeGraff Feed
Big electronic chain should implement open source thinking
A popular chain of consumer electronics stores in the U.S. laid off thousands of workers in mid-July this year. Yes, I'm talking about Best Buy, and their future prospects are not looking so good. But this company could still save itself if it quickly implements open source thinking throughout its... Read more
15 comments Posted 6 Aug 2012 by Phil Shapiro Feed
Aim for exhilaration
There is no doubt that there is tremendous goodwill, not to mention countless exciting experiments, when it comes to making the world of work more deeply human—designed to promote more freedom, equity, and engagement, and passion. Why, then, can those words sound so cheap and drained of their juice... Read more
1 comment Posted 31 Jul 2012 by Polly LaBarre Feed
Nature
Given the evolving global water scarcity situation, the world’s largest beverage company created a new dynamic with its bottlers and external partners, one focused on conserving local watersheds, thereby improving water efficiency, avoiding costs and maturing their water resource management.
0 comments Posted 26 Jul 2012 by Greg Koch Feed
Open for business
In the last 15 years of my career I have worked at several open source software companies, each with its own unique approach to software delivery, packaging, branding, and sales. Two things have become clear to me:
3 comments Posted 23 Jul 2012 by Paul Salazar Feed
light bulbs
John Camilleri talks about open source integration for the energy sector. He is VP of Product Development at Green Energy Corp—a leading technology company that provides software solutions and software engineering services to communications, utilities, and energy companies. How do utilities prepare... Read more
1 comment Posted 16 Jul 2012 by John Camilleri Feed
Management innovation according to nature's genius
The current industry model is broken. Our economy is built on a "take make waste" model that negatively impacts environmental and human systems and is not tenable in the long term. It is time to reinvent. We are gifted with an array of genius examples in nature–mechanisms and ecosystems that... Read more
0 comments Posted 11 Jul 2012 by Chris Allen Feed
Atlassian's big experiment with performance reviews
Do you ever wonder if and how you could call a halt to your performance review process? Do you think traditional processes are marred by the distribution curve (and forced rankings), huge time investments and low impact on performance improvements?
3 comments Posted 8 Jul 2012 by Joris Luijke Feed
Accelerating innovation for the city of San Francisco
(Mary Anne Masterson and Jay Nath co-authored this article.) The San Francisco Mayor's Office of Innovation recently piloted an "unhackathon" which attracted over 80 designers, technologists and business pros, all collaborating quickly and intensively to create viable solutions for the City's taxi... Read more
0 comments Posted 2 Jul 2012 by Christopher Ireland Feed
Observations from working at Red Hat
I just started a new job in marketing and social media at Red Hat.  This is my first time working for an open source company, and I didn’t know what to expect.  I knew what it meant for software to be open source, but I had no idea how the principles of open source could be applied to other... Read more
7 comments Posted 2 Jul 2012 by Casey Brown Feed

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