innovation

Who's really innovative?

If you were compiling a list of the world's most innovative companies, which businesses would top your list? No one would be surprised if you picked...Read more

Lend some code to your local representative

There was a bit of news coming out the European Parliament recently that could be easily overlooked. MEP Indrek Tarand (of Estonia no less), along...Read more

Open Source at the State Department: Loud, timely, not your parents' State Department

Last Friday, I was in Washington, D.C., for Tech@State’s Open Source Conference . Tech@State is an inspiring step by the State Department, connecting...Read more

Your open source management approach: Red Team or Blue Team?

When I hear people in the technology industry talk about the benefits of open source software, one of things they mention often is their belief that...Read more

Why work?

Most economic theories (and many managers) assume that the best way to get what you want from workers is give them the right financial incentives...Read more

Why management innovation is so hard

Bold innovations often take time. That’s why progress must be judged both in relation to the starting point as well as the final destination. For...Read more

Results vs. recommendations: How an organization's expectations reveal its culture

Years back I worked as an editor for the now-defunct Red Hat Magazine . While our circulation numbers were respectable, the department head wanted to...Read more

Theft! A History of Music—Part 1: Plato and all that jazz

Why did Plato argue that remixing should be banned by the state? What threats did jazz and rock 'n roll pose? And what does all of that mean for the...Read more