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The following is a transcript of the "Building a Better Boss" webcast with Bob Sutton and Polly LaBarre held on December 9, 2010. The webcast recap and recording are both available. Participants:    Chris Morse, Red Hat    Polly LaBarre, MIX    Bob Sutton, author of “Good Boss, Bad Boss” (and other... Read more
1 comment Posted 17 Dec 2010 by bascha (Red Hat) Feed
Bold innovations often take time. That’s why progress must be judged both in relation to the starting point as well as the final destination. For example, in America’s space program, the first successful docking of two orbiting spacecraft, the Gemini VIII capsule and the unmanned Agena target... Read more
1 comment Posted 17 Dec 2010 by Gary Hamel Feed
20th century companies defined success by their hard assets. In contrast, 21st century businesses are based around information and ideas. In this video, Jim Whitehurst, President and CEO of Red Hat, explores how we add value in today's contemporary business, and, by extension, as a society.
0 comments Posted 16 Dec 2010 by Kim Jokisch (Red Hat) Feed
The story is told like this: A university constructs several new buildings on its campus. But rather than build sidewalks between buildings, they plant grass, let people walk, and wait. Pedestrians choose the most efficient paths--and over time the lines worn in the grass reveal where sidewalks... Read more
2 comments Posted 15 Dec 2010 by Jonathan Opp Feed
I can't imagine a world in which compromise and collaboration could be more important than in an open source business model. The model itself opens a Pandora's Box of issues that create a minefield that must be navigated on a daily basis and makes those concepts critical to success. Think, for an... Read more
3 comments Posted 10 Dec 2010 by Joe Anglim (Red Hat) Feed
Polly LaBarre introduced Bob Sutton for the "Building a Better Boss" webcast in the context of the MIX dream: to build organizations that are fit for the future and fit for human beings. That undertaking isn't the job of any one individual or organization, so the MIX offers a platform for sharing... Read more
0 comments Posted 9 Dec 2010 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
About five years ago I was hired by a software company that specialized in database security. Some of our software was used to protect databases in military assets and major banks. But a lot of development was very remote from top-secret weapons or classified information. For example, we wrote a... Read more
0 comments Posted 8 Dec 2010 by Daniel Doubrovkine Feed
Over the past few weeks, the world has been consuming the newest set of revelations via WikiLeaks. The uproar caused by the release of the first set of diplomatic cables from a batch of 251,000 in WikiLeaks' possession is enough to take your breath away. A disclaimer: in this post it is not my... Read more
8 comments Posted 8 Dec 2010 by Chris Grams Feed
Community contribution has long been an important topic at Red Hat. After all, our company was built on the open source software development model and much of the code our software developers write is contributed back to the open source community. For many years, Red Hat also funded a modest US... Read more
2 comments Posted 6 Dec 2010 by DeLisa Alexander (Red Hat) Feed
My experience as a manager – and in particular, as the leader of a company – has been shaped by two quotes that have helped frame my thinking about that role. One is from Harold Geneen, who oversaw the growth of ITT into the first modern conglomerate: "The skill of management is achieving your... Read more
0 comments Posted 6 Dec 2010 by Tim O'Reilly Feed

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