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

December 14, 2013
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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 [...]

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

October 12, 2013
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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 [...]

Inside Zappos culture

September 24, 2013
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We have studied for our book Zappos, then a young company. Since then, it has been acquired by Amazon.com but its culture seems to go on and Tony Hsie, the leader who built it and maintains it. Here are a [...]

Ricardo Semler on the door which open opens only for you

September 9, 2013
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Ricardo Semler is one of the best thinkers among the leaders who built a freedom-based organization. In this 6′ video he takes Kafka’s parables to deliver a powerful message to every leader and every man and woman.

Laurent Marbacher on 3 cases of organizational innovation

December 1, 2012
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Laurent is a friend and we share our views on corporate liberation. He recently attended an event in Lille, France where several cases have been highlighted. Read here his report.

A new and an old manager-free companies

September 16, 2012
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Who’s the Boss? There Isn’t One By Rachel Emma Silverman June 19, 2012 BLOG’S INTRO: A recent article on a freedom-based company we know—Gore—and a more recent company—Valve. It’s always interesting to learn about new Freedom Incs. and we hope [...]

Listen to Vineet Nayar and visit HCL

July 31, 2012
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HCL’s Vineet Nayar Bloomberg UTV’s “The Date Pathbreakers” “Nayar was appointed president of HCL Technologies in April 2005. He went on to reshape the organization with his ‘Employee First, Customer Second’ philosophy, which placed the needs of the employee before [...]

Gore presentation

July 19, 2012
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We have posted in the past the video of Gore’s CEO Terry Kelly. In her 45 minutes talk she is speaking of Gore’s products for a couple of minutes dedicating all the rest of her talk to Gore’s culture. This [...]

Deming, Total Quality, and the Fundamental Respect for People

May 26, 2012
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Edward Deming is known as the father of the quality movement. TQM became a fixeture of many industrial and non-industrial companies. Yet, according to studies two thirds of companies consider that TQM hasn’t met their expectations. Is it TQM’s or [...]

Our article in Forbes on Bob Davids’ leadership philosophy

May 8, 2012
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 Bob Davids’ 30 Top Tips To Stop Being A “Smart Boss” By Isaac Getz May 6, 2012 We need smart people. Our universities are focused on producing just that. Those who come out on top are the smartest and hence [...]