Business

When Michael Young coined the word in 1958, he never thought that meritocracy would be idealized 50-some year later. Young's book, The Rise of the Meritocracy, was a satirical glimpse of what the future would look like if Britain continued down the road of ranking individuals with standardized... Read more
1 comment Posted 25 Aug 2010 by Rebecca Fernandez (Red Hat) Feed
On Wednesday, September 1, opensource.com will be hosting a webcast with Stefan Lindegaard, one of the world's leading experts on open innovation.
0 comments Posted 25 Aug 2010 by Chris Grams Feed
Community, collaboration, and meritocracy are a few of the principles of the open source way highlighted in the most recent McKinsey Quarterly report, “Clouds, big data, and smart assets: Ten tech-enabled business trends to watch.”
0 comments Posted 23 Aug 2010 by Jeff Mackanic (Red Hat) Feed
After the success of the Open Your World Forum we ran in May, we've decided to make webcasts a regular feature on opensource.com. On Wednesday, September 1, we'll host our first guest, Stefan Lindegaard.
1 comment Posted 19 Aug 2010 by Jeff Mackanic (Red Hat) Feed
Daniel Pink published an interesting piece over the weekend in The Telegraph about Netflix's innovative corporate policy of not having a vacation policy.
25 comments Posted 17 Aug 2010 by Chris Grams Feed
Recently PepsiCo quietly bought the rights to blog about nutrition on a highly respected science blog network. Outraged bloggers and readers at ScienceBlogs said—well, things I can't repeat here—and dubbed the debacle PepsiGate. As you may have guessed, the blog quickly vanished, but the resulting... Read more
1 comment Posted 12 Aug 2010 by Rebecca Fernandez (Red Hat) Feed
In 2000 the punk rock band NOFX released an album called Pump Up The Valuum. When I first heard the CD, I immediately took to the song "Dinosaurs Will Die." (Warning--contains explicit lyrics) Shortly thereafter I got into the open source movement, and I cannot count how many times the lyrics from... Read more
2 comments Posted 6 Aug 2010 by Travis Kepley (Red Hat) Feed
This week, those smart folks over at IDEO launched a new project they are calling OpenIDEO. If you aren't familiar with IDEO yet, you should be—they are the poster children for design thinking specifically and 21st century innovation more generally.
2 comments Posted 5 Aug 2010 by Chris Grams Feed
Even as the U.S. economy recovers from a financial meltdown led by a number of white-collar Wall Street swindlers, critics of the public education system push for more “business” in the classroom: specifically the implementation of incentives and the hiring of CEOs for superintendents. There's just... Read more
11 comments Posted 5 Aug 2010 by Rebecca Fernandez (Red Hat) Feed
When I hear people talk about how awesome their organizational culture is, I often find myself wondering what sort of “great” culture it is. For me, great cultures fall into two categories: entitlement and mission-driven. Those “best places to work” lists don't usually make a distinction, but I do... Read more
1 comment Posted 4 Aug 2010 by Chris Grams Feed

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