Doing Away With Stupid Rules By LISA BODELL Wall Street Journal, Small Business, July 31, 2012 BLOG’S INTRO: The 1st step of your company’s liberation campaign is dismantling bureaucracy. And you do it to show … Continue reading Ridding of Rules — a small, useful step to freedom
Why Recent Graduates Should NOT Work For Google Google is supposed to be the perfect place to start a career. Many recent surveys have pictured the search giant as the world’s most attractive employer, with famous … Continue reading Someonewhogivesadamn.com on NOT working for Google
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 … Continue reading Deming, Total Quality, and the Fundamental Respect for People
With many CEOs running their businesses into bankruptcy by making questionable business decisions and indulging in ego-driven excesses, the CEO of Japan Airlines proves that Americans can learn something from others. Just as Japanese business … Continue reading Japan Airlines CEO has no ego, says CBS (2min 20sec)
Bureaucracy barrier to innovation CITY A.M. 23 JUNE 2011 Three quarters of business executives think bureaucracy within organisations is the biggest barrier to innovation, according to a survey by London Business School. When polled, 77 … Continue reading 77% of business executives: organizational bureaucracy—biggest barrier to innovation
Self-Management and the Holy Grail by Paul Green We like this Paul Green’s article he published in Morning Star Self-Management Institute’s Synaptein newsletter (Winter 2011). Here are few excerpts: Competitive advantage is generally defined as … Continue reading The Self-Management Institute says freedom constitutes the lasting competitive advantage
Free organic food, massage, haircut, even concierge… and still leaving We are hearing alarming news from Google. There seems to be a mass exodus and googlers are dropping like flies. And when they organize a … Continue reading Google and SAS: Are well treated employees happy?
What happened to Google’s management model We were always doubtful about Google’s claims to be a company based on freedom and responsibility of everyone. Because of this doubt we didn’t go to observe it (though … Continue reading Was Google a Freedom Inc?
Bureaucracies and icicles lead to victims by Isaac Getz During this December 2010, the municipality of Saint Petersburg has been facing two challenges— both of natural causes. The first has been the nature of the … Continue reading Harsh winter and the law of unintended consequences
A Physicist Solves the City by Johan Lehrer DECEMBER 17, 2010 Earlier, we wrote that 99 percent of large US firms do not survive for 40 years without having been either bankrupt or acquired as … Continue reading A Physicist Solves the Fleeting Life of Businesses