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Four ways open source principles can improve your business
More than ever, companies are embracing the principles of open source to make major improvements, both internally and externally. Openness, transparency, democratization, and collaboration can be used to make your business a better place to work and create a better culture.
6 comments Posted 4 Nov 2011 by Chris Moody Feed
Open for Business: Employees with benefits
Paul Graham coined the term 'ramen profitable' to describe the sort of start-up companies that can quickly reach profitability because they have low overhead and few expenses. I think of OpenNMS as 'sushi profitable'--that is, profitable enough to provide a few of the finer things in life. Like... Read more
0 comments Posted 2 Nov 2011 by Tarus Balog Feed
Marketing openness: Does sharing have a stigma?
Monica Potts has an interesting piece at The American Prospect about selling openness and the idea of sharing.
1 comment Posted 1 Nov 2011 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
Marketing openness: Does sharing have a stigma?
Monica Potts has an interesting piece at The American Prospect about selling openness and the idea of sharing.
1 comment Posted 1 Nov 2011 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
10 ways to craft a career that will stand the test of time
What does it take to craft a career that is likely to stand the test of time? In my new book The Shift: the future of work is already here, I talk a great deal about the five forces that will shape work and careers:
0 comments Posted 28 Oct 2011 by Lynda Gratton Feed
The cure for corporate inertia
We all know that big, established companies struggle to respond to "disruptive" change. Blockbuster, HMV, Nokia, and Yahoo! are all current examples of companies that are struggling with this problem--they are trying to adapt, but are being held back by powerful and often invisible inertial... Read more
2 comments Posted 25 Oct 2011 by Julian Birkinshaw Feed
What makes Apple Apple
The following is an excerpt from Gary Hamel's forthcoming book, What Matters Now, to be published in December 2011 by Jossey-Bass Business.In 1997 I bought an e-tablet from A.T. Cross, the pen company. Codeveloped with IBM, the CrossPad was hailed as a breakthrough product that would open up a... Read more
11 comments Posted 24 Oct 2011 by Gary Hamel Feed
Open source: The antidote for "too big to fail"
If you look at the evolution of the IT landscape over the past 30 years, you see two distinct trends: the continued growth of the IT dinosaurs (mainframe computing and mainframe wannabes like Sun) and the emergence of highly modular, adaptable systems, which, by their very process of evolution, not... Read more
4 comments Posted 20 Oct 2011 by Michael Tiemann (Red Hat) Feed
Want to change your company? Go viral
Scott Keller contributed to this article. You've begun to make major changes at your company. Maybe you've decided to restructure your business to reach new markets or perhaps you're cutting costs in response to a crisis.
0 comments Posted 19 Oct 2011 by Colin Price Feed
The importance of Google Dart
Google is making its Dart system open source. This is very important, not just for open source. Dart is a structured language for web programming. That means you can actually build a website as you would write a little Javascript. In fact, Dart can be run on a Java Virtual Machine, or compiled... Read more
7 comments Posted 17 Oct 2011 by Dana Blankenhorn Feed

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