We all know that big, established companies struggle to respond to "disruptive" change. Blockbuster, HMV, Nokia, and Yahoo! are all current examples of companies that are struggling with this problem--they are trying to adapt, but are being held back by powerful and often invisible inertial... Read more
Scott Keller contributed to this article. You've begun to make major changes at your company. Maybe you've decided to restructure your business to reach new markets or perhaps you're cutting costs in response to a crisis.
Software engineers of corporate America are wired in a way that promotes fear. It hurts creativity and growth. And open source is finally changing that. Let’s try the following exercise: Write down three things that come to mind when you see the following email subject from your company’s CEO in... Read more
This morning at SXSW, Andrew Zolli, curator of PopTech, talked to Hannah Jones, the VP of Sustainable Business at Nike about innovation, design, and sustainability through open data and collaboration. The age of singularities
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
Yesterday I attended a panel on cultural leadership at the Coach K Leadership Conference at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business. The panel featured our own Senior VP of People and Brand at Red Hat, DeLisa Alexander, and Mark Reuss, President of General Motors North America. The topic of the panel was "... Read more
On occasion I get the opportunity to speak publicly about some of the things I've learned over the years applying the open source way in organizations.