culture

Can hierarchy and sharing co-exist?

I'm usually a fairly upbeat person, but there's something that never fails to depress me: the misappropriation of ideas. Don't misunderstand; I'm all...Read more

Want to reinvent management? Start with the managers.

Maybe some day we'll look back on the role of the manager in our organizations and laugh. Such a quaint trend. Kind of like having The Clapper in...Read more

Designing culture: The other community plumbing

One of our frequent writers in the Business channel, Chris Grams , gave the keynote at DrupalCamp Boone today on "Designing culture: The other...Read more

Lawrence Lessig's new journey (part two)

I think I was as surprised as anyone when I heard that Larry Lessig was stepping away from Creative Commons. It seemed like a sudden change of...Read more

Lawrence Lessig's new journey (part one)

Maybe you’ve heard of Lawrence Lessig . Maybe as Larry Lessig . Then again, maybe you haven’t. But perhaps you’ve heard of free culture as a movement...Read more

Is your culture made of gold or fool's gold?

When I hear people talk about how awesome their organizational culture is, I often find myself wondering what sort of “great” culture it is. For me,...Read more

Google and the culture of participation

Co-author: Bascha Harris With the WWW2010 conference in Raleigh the first week of May, a slew of open source rock stars were in our hometown. Chris...Read more

Managing clouds and the death of formality in business

I've been toying around with a new hypothesis. Here it is: Formality in business is dying. Now I am not talking about Blue Jeans Friday and Bring...Read more