Business

Delivering innovation overnight--What it takes to do new things fast
What leader today doesn't want more innovation? Yet, producing more (of anything) inside an organization generally leads to more process, which smothers individual creativity and all-too-often kills organizational innovation. Innovation isn't about structuring a process to lead to an outcome so... Read more
3 comments Posted 1 May 2012 by Polly LaBarre Feed
Open source companies create shared value
The free-market capitalistic definition of companies' goals was, for a long time, very simple: to make as much profit as possible. With that in mind, the only difference between a success and a failure was the investor's return on investment. Short-term profit became priority number one. However,... Read more
2 comments Posted 23 Apr 2012 by Hervé Marcy (Red Hat) Feed
Forges and foundations: Chalk and cheese
Black Duck Software and North Bridge Venture Partners, working with 451 Research, are conducting the sixth annual Future of Open Source Survey. I took the survey, but one question caused me concern, considering what I do for a living. Question 11 states, "OSS [Open source software] forges and... Read more
2 comments Posted 18 Apr 2012 by Stephen R. Walli Feed
Robobees, swarms, and the power of the collective
Like something out of a SyFy original movie (but much, much better), researchers at Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have been working on the development of an automated bee. In fact, they’ve been working on the development of swarms of them, hoping to not only replicate the... Read more
0 comments Posted 16 Apr 2012 by John Adams (Red Hat) Feed
Priming open source startups
You've been thinking about starting an open source company. Or maybe you've got an idea but don't know how to take it to the next level. You need something to accelerate your idea. Maybe you need to pitch it to investors? Perhaps you're looking for a co-founder with skills that compliment yours?... Read more
1 comment Posted 11 Apr 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Innovation is a process
Innovation can happen by chance, without a determined effort or specific methodology. But when it does, it's more like luck than strategic progress. While there is a role for serendipity in strategy – being able to take advantage of pleasant surprises -- too often, that's the only way... Read more
1 comment Posted 9 Apr 2012 by Jim Stikeleather Feed
Should we pay more money to bureaucracy to make it less appealing?
People used it in one way or another, from the gold rush to false bourgeois, from posh style to politics. Whether by force or law, the real name of the game in human attending to avoid responsibility and slow the process of decision, is bureaucracy.
0 comments Posted 3 Apr 2012 by Alexandru Bodislav Feed
A distributed social workforce drives profit and performance
LiveOps is the only contact center (call center) leader focused on providing the full platform, applications, and talent in the cloud.  Consumers increasingly expect on-demand information and constant contact with the companies with whom they do business. These needs have prompted the co-evolution... Read more
0 comments Posted 30 Mar 2012 by Sanjay Mathur Feed
A billion thanks to the open source community from Red Hat
Sixteen years ago, few imagined that a handful of people at a Linux start-up in North Carolina were laying the groundwork for an open source business with more than a billion dollars in annual revenue. Yet as we stand at that milestone, and as we take the opportunity to reflect, we believe our... Read more
21 comments Posted 29 Mar 2012 by Jim Whitehurst (Red Hat) Feed
Inspiring the future of work by unlocking innovation through chaos, creativity,
Gangplank was created by two entrpreneurs in Chandler, AZ who loved their city, but felt that it lacked the culture to make creative ventures successful.  It was started just before the recession 4 years ago.  It started by trying to help technical entrepeneurs through seed funding and incubation,... Read more
2 comments Posted 26 Mar 2012 by Derek Neighbors Feed

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