Books

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New management book calls for ditching email and performance reviews

New management book calls for ditching email and performance reviews
In his review of David Burkus' new book, Under New Management , Philip Foster discovers a way to "redesign the factory."Read more

Open source reveals the value of social norms

Better to collabrate than compete
A strict market mentality can't completely explain what motivates people to make valuable contributions to collective projects.Read more

Open organizations need linchpins, not replaceable cogs

becoming indispensable
Educator Don Watkins explains how an industrial-era school system produces the wrong kind of employees today.Read more

The evolution of the open organization

Author Brook Manville puts open organization concepts into contexts—and answers the question: "What's new here?"Read more

Start something new because it's good for you

Don Watkins discovers a similar attitude toward innovation in Seth Godin's Poke the Box and Jim Whitehurst's The Open Organization.Read more

The best ideas win: Community reflections on The Open Organization

OpenOrg Field Guide
We're pleased to announce The Open Organization Field Guide, a community-produced companion to Jim Whitehurst's The Open Organization.Read more

Your guide to 7 open eBook formats

What open file formats are out there for eBooks, and which ones are best?Read more

You might want to hug this book: a review of 'Git for Teams'

Git for Teams by Emma Jane Hogbin Westby is a good technology book, but it's the non-technical parts that make it excellent.Read more