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fortune cookie
I recently blogged about making open source software, and the high level steps for how to think about the process. We started with the need for software to seed the discussion, the need for clear motivation as to why to publish as open source software, and then the structural requirements to build... Read more
2 comments Posted 17 Jan 2013 by Stephen R. Walli Feed
open source car design
Each year automobile companies try to predict what new features consumers will want in their cars. If their predictions are right, they are richly rewarded with increased car sales. If they are wrong, they suffer the financial consequences. But wait, is that the best way to design cars? What if car... Read more
1 comment Posted 1 Nov 2012 by Phil Shapiro Feed
left and right brain
Most businesses today know that utilizing collaboration tools increases the liklihood success for a project, and for the organization as a whole. When people work together, brain power is multiplied; not only does more work tend to get done, but better work. The loner mentality—whether it's applied... Read more
0 comments Posted 25 Oct 2012 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
left and right brain
Most businesses today know that utilizing collaboration tools increases the liklihood success for a project, and for the organization as a whole. When people work together, brain power is multiplied; not only does more work tend to get done, but better work. The loner mentality—whether it's applied... Read more
0 comments Posted 25 Oct 2012 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
intelligent swarming
The path to collaboration is usually paved with the best intentions. We all know too well that this can happen when a meeting is called. A bad one can completely derail needed work, but a good one can leave a team feeling energized, even excited.  You can't control every meeting you're in, but you... Read more
0 comments Posted 16 Oct 2012 by bascha (Red Hat) Feed
open books
Here is an overview of valuable, free books and reports related to open innovation, co-creation and crowdsourcing. Drop a comment if you know of other books, reports, or longer articles that are available for free and worth sharing.
0 comments Posted 21 Sep 2012 by Stefan Lindegaard Feed
love work
The World of Work is changing, but who is driving the change? Leadership in the the 'New World of Work' should focus your transition efforts on work. Not work/life balance. Not better pay and benefits. Not flextime or telecommuting. Not sabbaticals or volunteering. Not toxic bosses or bureaucracy.... Read more
0 comments Posted 14 Sep 2012 by Bruce Morton Feed
if the shoe fits
Winston Churchill and the open source way Winston Churchill was known as a charismatic leader and statesman, able to rally his country to great things when they needed it most. He was also fond of the occasional salty outburst when needed—I won't repeat one of his more famous ones here, except to... Read more
0 comments Posted 7 Sep 2012 by Guy Martin Feed
Kings of business
Up until about ten years ago, it was extremely unfashionable to be a geek. Geeks were considered the black swans of the social world: they were perceived as having limited social skills, little interest in non-programming activities, and few friends. Fast forward to today, and things have changed... Read more
2 comments Posted 5 Sep 2012 by Sandro Groganz Feed
Scary to join
The sole purpose of a business is to grow. This can take on many dimensions – profits, revenues, market share, brand or community influence just to name a few. The road to growth is very simple. Innovation is required to drive growth. You make something better or new (products, services, solutions... Read more
4 comments Posted 8 Aug 2012 by Jeff DeGraff Feed

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