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Working for a mission, not a boss

Working for a mission, not a boss
Big data founder of Crayon, Suresh V. Shankar, explains the value of embracing "stupidity."Read more

Why the future of advertising is open

The future of advertising is open
The marketing industry is at a crossroads. But a truly open model for creative work at a global scale can ensure a prosperous future.Read more

4 stages of open leadership development

4 stages of open leadership development
As I shared in the first part of my "Open Leadership Development" series, we started building our leadership development system at Red Hat many years...Read more

What to do when people start hacking your culture

What to do when people start hacking your culture
When organizational rules exist, people will try to game them. The Apache Foundation is a case in point.Read more

A new perspective on meritocracy

A new perspective on meritocracy
Meritocracy is a common element of open organizations: They prosper by fostering a less-hierarchical culture where "the best ideas win." But what...Read more

What we (think we) know about meritocracies

What we (think we) know about meritocracies
"Meritocracy," writes Christopher Hayes in his 2012 book Twilight of the Elites , "represents a rare point of consensus in our increasingly polarized...Read more

Want to be a great leader? Assume positive intent

Want to be a great leader? Assume positive intent
Open source communities are some of the most passionate organizations I've ever seen. Their members care deeply about the work they do (often...Read more

What happens when we just assume positive intent?

What happens when we just assume positive intent?
I never make New Year's resolutions. I've never understood the concept, never felt motivated to change with the calendar, and always been cynical of...Read more