Business

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
Reimagining capitalism—as principled, patient, and truly social
While the global financial meltdown and its aftershocks have unleashed a flood of indignation, condemnation, and protest upon Wall Street, the crisis has exposed a deeper distrust and implacable resentment of capitalism itself.
19 comments Posted 20 Mar 2012 by Gary Hamel Feed
TopCoder and InnoCentive making open innovation work for companies and contrib
"We've chronicled innovation since forever," said Jacob Ward, Popular Science's west coast bureau chief, moderating a SXSW panel on the promise of open innovation. "But in every case, the innovations that we were chronicling--even though we champion the garage inventor--most of them happened in... Read more
0 comments Posted 14 Mar 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Managing beyond the organizational hierarchy with communities and social network
How do you manage a very large, very complex organization that is geographically disbursed in many different countries around the world? You already know that the outdated hierarchal organizational structure won’t work and if you are like many companies you are probably beginning to realize that... Read more
1 comment Posted 8 Mar 2012 by Michael Cuthrell Feed
Everyone innovates every day: Collaborative idea management at Ericsson
At Ericsson, a collaborative idea management tool is enabling all employees to innovate everyday across the organization. After 3 years of use, the pull based and self-organizing system has over 15000 ideas. More than 300 innovation managers globally have opened idea boxes to attract ideas for... Read more
3 comments Posted 1 Mar 2012 by Magnus Karlsson Feed
Culture eats strategy
Understanding a company’s culture is a key component that leaders may ignore. When I took on a new role, an updated strategy was cited as top priority. What the team needed was a culture boost. I focused on culture management to change the “delegate up” practices and effectively implement strategy... Read more
1 comment Posted 24 Feb 2012 by Jonathan Becher Feed
Biz Stone, Twitter co-founder
Twitter (as well as Xanga, Odeo, and Blogger) co-founder Biz Stone keynoted this week’s 2012 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference with the history of Twitter alongside advice on the future of the social web and what it means to be successful. "The story of... Read more
1 comment Posted 23 Feb 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Cutting the cord: Vodafone UK's revolutionary approach to mobility, flexibility
Vodafone believes that working smarter will help businesses survive and thrive in a challenging economic climate. The mobile group's UK operating company is undergoing a seismic cultural shift, using its own technology to introduce a new way of working, which it believes will provide a blueprint... Read more
1 comment Posted 22 Feb 2012 by Guy Laurence Feed
Open innovation is good for business
Open innovation is an area only beginning to enter mainstream enterprises, despite years of success in open source communities. It allows people both inside and outside the company to get involved and collaborate on new products and processes that result in beneficial change. Dr. Andrew McAfee, who... Read more
1 comment Posted 9 Feb 2012 by Cheryl McKinnon Feed

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