Matt Thompson

525 points
Toronto

Matt Thompson (@OpenMatt) is the Director of Program Management at the Mozilla Foundation. He's currently working on an interview series and open book in progress called Working Open, gathering strategies, hacks and case studies about inspired teamwork and collaboration. He focuses on strategic planning and project management for Mozilla's programs in education and leadership development.  Matt's previous work focused on media and communications. He lead media literacy and open internet campaigns with Free Press, winning a Webby Award for his viral video work on Net Neutrality. He is also a former journalist and CBC radio producer. Based in Toronto, he lives with his wife Katie and son Leo. He writes frequently about open source culture and has been a guest speaker at McGill University, the U.S. Library of Congress and London School of Economics. He loves music, cooking and all things open.Get in touch through matt [ at ] mozillafoundation [dot] org or @OpenMatt on Twitter.

Authored Content

The hidden value of trust at work

"Open is a means to an end—and that end is trust."So writes Steve Song, a social entrepreneur, Shuttleworth alum, and blogger who writes extensively about openness and access...

Authored Comments

No not yet! Just ordered it -- sounds like something I should read. Thanks for the recommendation!

I like that emphasis on both the "what" (the product) and the "how" (the way we build it.) A colleague also recently turned me on to the importance of "why," which I'm finding to be an effective way to start -- always begin with a shared sense of why we're doing the work in the first place.

https://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action