Open collaboration: living or dying by a community
First of all, thank you. Yup, I was talking to you. People like me tend to get the credit when things go right, and the axe when things don’t, but in the open source world it’s you who ultimately decides the fate of a project. Engineers and managers and designers work hard, this is true. None of... Read more
2 comments Posted 1 Feb 2012 by Stephen Gallagher (Red Hat) Feed
Busting bureaucracy with radical management
To transform organizations so that they are fit for human beings--more inspiring and engaging and yet just as disciplined and even more productive--we need to understand why promising ideas for improving management developed in the 20th Century--such as teams, empowerment, delayering or... Read more
0 comments Posted 31 Jan 2012 by Steve Denning Feed
People's Choice Award
Thanks to everyone who voted for a People's Choice Award winner last week! Looking at the votes took some time due to a few folks who appear to have been dedicated enough to set up vote-bots. We appreciate your enthusiasm, but our authors are champs on their own, no additional help needed. But... Read more
6 comments Posted 30 Jan 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Who gets a seat at the table?
“That was a small lesson I learned on the journey. What is interesting and important happens mostly in secret, in places where there is no power. Nothing much of lasting value ever happens at the head table, held together by a familiar rhetoric. Those who already have power continue to glide... Read more
2 comments Posted 24 Jan 2012 by Polly LaBarre Feed
 Vote for the 2011 People's Choice Award
It's the time of year when we like to celebrate our community. And as we did last year, we want you to choose your favorite author for the 2011 People's Choice Award. Voting will be open through January 27, 2012. The winner will be announced on January 30, 2012 on Voting is now... Read more
0 comments Posted 23 Jan 2012 by (Red Hat) Feed
The benefits of a transparent publishing calendar
Why would an editor let go of publishing power and give the master calendar over to a group of trusted people? That sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. But we did it. And it works. And this is another example of the power of open source.
1 comment Posted 19 Jan 2012 by Jason Hibbets (Red Hat) Feed
Why being human is the only way to win
I'm delighted to share the first of six videos from my conversation with our latest MIX Maverick Seth Godin. Seth needs no introduction--he's a 13-time bestselling author, serial entrepreneur and tireless game-changer. He is a one-man army when it comes to unleashing the passion and initiative... Read more
0 comments Posted 17 Jan 2012 by Polly LaBarre Feed
Open source is built on community, and is no exception. To make this an effective resource, it helps us to know who you are and what's important to you. Please take a few minutes to fill out our quick reader survey. We'll be accepting responses through January 27. And of course, you... Read more
3 comments Posted 16 Jan 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
If you want a culture of collaboration, you need to accept the LOLCats too
"Even with the sacred printing press, we got erotic novels 150 years before we got scientific journals." - Clay Shirky at TED Cannes in June 2010 This is one of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite people in the business, Clay Shirky. I particularly like it because it illustrates the period... Read more
1 comment Posted 11 Jan 2012 by sradick Feed
Management ideology: The last bastion of American hegemony
Here is a tricky question: How many living management gurus can you name who did not learn their trade in North America? I have asked many colleagues this question, and it's pretty hard to come up with a good list. For example, consider the individuals in last year's "Thinkers 50" ranking list... Read more
2 comments Posted 9 Jan 2012 by Julian Birkinshaw Feed