Business

Nicolas Pujol and Toni Schneider are experts on navigating free and open business models. Pujol, author of The Mindshare Market, helped MySQL grow from a $10m startup to a $1B acquisition, making it the second largest open source company at the time.
1 comment Posted 19 May 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Every time there's an Open Your World Forum webcast, I mark my calendar. And every time, something comes up, and I miss the webcast. Fortunately for the absent-minded among us, you can get the webcasts on demand. (Here's where I should also admit to having a short attention span--and loving the... Read more
0 comments Posted 18 May 2011 by Rebecca Fernandez (Red Hat) Feed
The telecommunications industry is ripe for disruption. Giant companies and service providers are slow to innovate, operating in a monopolistic fashion. But the power in the telecom industry is shifting. It's not shifting to small organizations–it's shifting to end users. The seeds were planted in... Read more
1 comment Posted 17 May 2011 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Watch Gary Hamel, celebrated management thinker and author and co-founder of the Management Innovation eXchange (MIX), make the case for reinventing management for the 21st century. In this fast-paced, idea-packed, 15-minute video essay, Hamel paints a vivid picture of what it means to build... Read more
3 comments Posted 17 May 2011 by Gary Hamel Feed
When corporations engage with communities, many make the mistake of focusing first on what the community can do for them. I encourage companies not to start with the benefit they get from the community (buy my stuff! design my products! give me feedback!), but instead with the benefits they give to... Read more
1 comment Posted 11 May 2011 by Chris Grams Feed
After you vote, share your thoughts in the comments below or check out this article: The IT Reform Agenda: 'Cloud-first' and mainstreaming of open source.
1 comment Posted 11 May 2011 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
After you vote, share your thoughts in the comments below or check out this article: The IT Reform Agenda: 'Cloud-first' and mainstreaming of open source.
1 comment Posted 11 May 2011 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
Join us on May 19 for the latest in our Open Your World webcast series, an interview with two business veterans, Toni Schneider and Nicolas Pujol on "Why and How to Build an Open Source Business." This seminar for executives, managers, and scholars interested in further exploring open source... Read more
0 comments Posted 10 May 2011 by ChrisMorse (Red Hat) Feed
In a perfect world, the sales process for an open source business would be as simple as answering the phone and taking orders. Unfortunately, reality is seldom perfect, and the open source sales process faces a number of challenges. 
5 comments Posted 10 May 2011 by Tarus Balog Feed
A humble confession: I'm bored. As mind-implodingly, soul-suckingly, spirit-munchingly bored of business as Jason Voorhees probably is of Friday the 13th. Let me explain why, via a tiny theory. Porter's five forces, the 5 "C"s of marketing? Forget it. I'd suggest that today, nothing characterizes... Read more
1 comment Posted 10 May 2011 by Umair Haque Feed

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