Business

This month, stories about people doing business the open source way have popped up in some surprising places. From an Israeli food manufacturer to the Wall St. Journal, here are some interesting news articles and blog posts on sharing, collaboration, hacking, and transparency I've read this month.
0 comments Posted 17 Nov 2011 by Rebecca Fernandez (Red Hat) Feed
A focus on the stuff that matters most
This post originally appeared in Tim O'Reilly's Google+ feed and on O'Reilly Radar. This tweet by Steve Case (@stevecase) struck home for me, because in the aftermath of Steve Jobs' death I've been thinking a lot about O'Reilly, wanting to make sure that we streamline and focus on the stuff... Read more
0 comments Posted 14 Nov 2011 by Tim O'Reilly Feed
Encouraging organizations to change: The influence model
Scott Keller contributed to this article. You know your organization needs to change. You've developed a strategic view about where you need to go and you've matched that up with an understanding of the changes that will require in your culture. You've thought very hard about organizational... Read more
1 comment Posted 8 Nov 2011 by Colin Price Feed
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

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