Amazon is out of the jungle

August 21, 2015

Amazon’s culture raised a serious debate recently. Following the piece in NYT (see the link below), it’s not so much the high-stress, often toxic culture itself that caused the surprise. “Up or out” and other Amazon’s practices are the bread and butter of cultures in most big consultancies and investment banks. The [...]

Dutch edition of “Freedom, Inc.” came out

January 15, 2015
Dutch edition cover page

A Belgian publisher Die Keure took upon itself to put out a Dutch edition of “Freedom, Inc.” for the dutch-speakers of both Belgium and Holland. It will bring peace to Belgium since the country’s french-speakers enjoy both the hardcover and the paperback editions in French (which are steadily at the [...]

US Navy captain David Marquet liberates his submarine and moves it from the US worst to first

December 14, 2013
US submarine

We have already wrote on this blog that military doesn’t have to mean command-and-control and that it started in the 19th century. Yet examples of military organizations with freedom- and responsibility-based environments are still rare. Marines and Special Forces are the closest to such environments. Now, David Marquet has shown that it can work [...]

DCF Book Award for the 2013 best book in corporate strategy

November 16, 2013
DCF Prix du Livre

November 14, 2013 during the ceremony taking place in the French National Assembly, “Freedom, Inc.”‘s French edition “Liberté & Cie” won the best 2013 book award Prix du Livre DCF in the Corporate Strategy category. Most of the 10 runner-ups were French-only editions, along Daniel Pink’s latest book. Thanks for all the [...]

Teaser of the 90′ minute film scheduled on ARTE chain on the Happiness at Work

October 12, 2013
Teaser - Le bonheur au travail

Here is a teaser of the 90′ minute film scheduled on ARTE chain on the Happiness at Work. The producers have already filmed a dozen of freedom incs and their leaders and employees. Their goal is to build a real community of fans of this happiness at work movement which is [...]

Google’s non-freedom culture: our article in WSJ

October 12, 2013

Here is with some delay the article we published in the Wall Street Journal on the coming out of 20% time as a perk–not an aspect of the freedom-based culture in Google. How an Endangered Google Policy Got Results By BRIAN M. CARNEY and ISAAC GETZ Published reports in recent weeks [...]