About Us

Isaac Getz

Isaac Getz
Isaac Getz

Isaac Getz, with Ph.D.s in Psychology and Management, is a professor at the top-ranked ESCP Europe Business School operating in Paris, London, Berlin, Madrid and Turin and has been a visiting professor at Cornell and Stanford Universities and at the University of Massachusetts. Named by a leading French business magazine as one of the top eight international business professors in Europe, in 2003 he co-authored a book that was a top-three finalist for the Manpower Award for the best book of 2003 in France and has been translated into German, Dutch, Spanish, and Italian. Isaac’s work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times and Fortune, as well as on TV and radio. He is also an author/co-author of three other books, many articles and op-eds and is an active public speaker.

Brian M. Carney

Brian M. Carney
Brian M. Carney

Brian M. Carney is a London-based member of the editorial board of The Wall Street Journal and the editorial page editor of The Wall Street Journal Europe. After majoring in philosophy at Yale, he earned a master’s degree in philosophy from Boston University and worked for a year at the Innovation in American Government program at Harvard University. His writings on business, economics and politics have appeared over the years in The Wall Street Journal’s U.S. and European editions as well as on numerous Web sites and in American magazines such as the International Economy and the American Spectator. He has won the Gerald Loeb Award for Commentary and the Frederic Bastiat Prize for Journalism for his writings on business and economic affairs.

14 thoughts on “About Us”

  1. Hi,
    How are you? My name is Marcos, I’m from Brazil. Is there any release Freedom.Inc in portuguese?

  2. Hello Marcos,

    Translations to several European languages are in process but not to Portuguese so far. What would be the Brazilian non-fiction large publishers (like Random House)who would be good candidates?
    Perhaps in a country of SEMCO and Ricardo Semler it would be interesting tat he is not the only one in the world and that there are many more.


  3. Aditya Sriram SANKARAN says:

    I am a student of the Master in Management Programme (2011-2013) at ESCP Europe, Paris Campus and would like to know where I can get this book. Thanks.

  4. You can get it in the ESCP, Paris campus bookshop

  5. Hi Vicky.
    I haven’t heard of an Australian company doing it.
    Yet, I woulnd’t been surprised that you have some liberated companies.
    I noticed that one country, besides Brazil, where Ricardo Semler is very popular is Australia. So there should be some companies inspired by him.
    If you hear any, please let me know.

  6. Thank you Isaac
    Yes Ricardo is inspiring. There are companies here that claim flat structures, but I’m not sure they could claim to be liberated.
    Can you name a couple liberated companies (anywhere in the world) that operate In low margin , highly competitive industries?

  7. FAVI, SOL, Chaparral Steel, Quad Graphics, Sun Hydraulics (all are in my book), Southwest Airlines (haven’t studied them)

  8. Hi Isaac,
    Do you know if there is any liberated company in Spain? Or any company which tried to adopt this form of management there?
    Thanks for your work!

  9. Yes. Several Decathlon shops are doing that, like the shop in Barcelona.
    Also Kiabi shops in Spain are liberating themselves.
    NB. My book “Freedom, Inc.” is in the process of being translated in Spanish. I will announce its publication on this site.

  10. Thanks for the info Isaac.
    Also I’d like to know if there is any company that failed or had to go back after adopting liberating measures.
    I’m waiting for the Spanish version to know more about this theme.

  11. Hola Isaac y Brian,acabo de leer vuestro libro y parte de mi experiencia laboral se encuentra reflejada en el, soy trabajador del NER-GROUP en España,concretamente de la organización Lancor 2000 S.Coop. donde tambien pasamos de la piramide , relojes de marcar y controles de tiempo individuales,a la confianza sin relojes y con equipos autogestionados. EXITO TOTAL
    Mi enhorabuena por el libro,lo recomendare a mis amigos.

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