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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 couple of videos describing Zappos culture.
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.
Why Google’s 20% time was a perk and not a part of the freedom-of-initiaitve culture By BRIAN M. CARNEY and ISAAC GETZ Recent reports indicate that Google has been effectively zeroing out employees’ “20% time”—the policy of letting Googlers spend a fifth of their time working on whatever innovative, maybe even [...]
“Leaders will buy miserable employees latte machines for their offices, give them free lunch and sodas, or even worse — just let them all work at home, hailing an ‘enlightened’ policy of telecommuting. Hell, some of these practices might even earn your company a business magazine’s Great Place to [...]
Bad managers’ plot ? We wrote about the tremendous costs of stress to organizations. It’s also known that one of the key stressors for employees consists in conflictual relations with their manager. Below is a nice, less than 2 minutes video detailing all the damage it does to the [...]
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.