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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
Over the years, I’ve picked up an unhealthy understanding of the language of business. Years of sitting in big corporate meetings will do that to you, unfortunately. Here at New Kind, my business partners will still call me out for talking about “action items,” saying something is in our “... Read more
2 comments Posted 6 Dec 2010 by Chris Grams Feed
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3 comments Posted 5 Dec 2010 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
Register now to join us Thursday, Dec. 9 at 11 a.m. ET for "Building a Better Boss," an Open Your World webcast with Bob Sutton and Polly LaBarre and learn how to survive in a hostile work environment.
3 comments Posted 5 Dec 2010 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
Years back I worked as an editor for the now-defunct Red Hat Magazine. While our circulation numbers were respectable, the department head wanted to see a sizable increase. In most companies, I would have been asked to do some research and present a publishing plan or a report on how to improve the... Read more
1 comment Posted 3 Dec 2010 by Rebecca Fernandez (Red Hat) Feed
Register now to join us Thursday, Dec. 9 at 11 a.m. ET for “Building a Better Boss,” an Open Your World webcast with Bob Sutton and Polly LaBarre. Bob Sutton, renowned thinker and Stanford professor, will join MIX editorial director Polly LaBarre in a bracing conversation about what it means to be... Read more
2 comments Posted 2 Dec 2010 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
The open source community has a phrase for the principle of rapid prototyping: “Release early, release often.” The theory is sound: Don’t wait until a project is perfect to share it. Instead, keep producing work so more people can experience it, react to it, find bugs, and improve it. But does the... Read more
4 comments Posted 1 Dec 2010 by Jonathan Opp Feed

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