Humans Should Aim To Be The Next Us

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In 1982, Time magazine declared the personal computer its “Machine of the Year.” Up until then, humans usually had won a “Person of the Year” distinction. Time publisher John A. Meyers wrote: “Several human candidates might have represented 1982, but none symbolized the past year more richly, or will be viewed by history as more […]

Calling Frederic Laloux Of Reinventing Organizations

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31 May, 2015 Dear Frederic, I read your book, Reinventing Organizations. First off, congratulations on becoming a published author. I’m wondering if you’ve read my first one, FLAT ARMY? Regardless, there are parts of your book I rather enjoyed. But when I came up against ‘Teal‘, I began having my doubts. Particularly as it relates […]

If Your Enterprise Social Network Is A Ghost Town It’s Probably Due To Your Corporate Culture

I was speaking at a conference recently, and a question was posed to me from someone in the audience near the tail end of the session. We deployed our enterprise social network last year, but it’s a ghost town. No one is using it. I knew what was about to come next, but I politely […]

Did Zappos Just Ruin Their Culture Or Is It A Brilliant Org Redesign?

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When Tony Hsieh won the prestigious ACM Programming Contest in 1993, you just knew he was going to do something great with his life. Check out the problem set he and his two teammates had to solve, and you get an acute understanding of just how smart he is. Three years later, he founded LinkExchange — an […]

There Is Nothing Wrong With The Term ‘Company Culture’

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I nearly choked to death this morning, while chomping away on my cereal. The headline from Harvard Business Review read, Why “Company Culture” Is a Misleading Term. While wiping off the milk from my iPad, I began to read on. “Organizational culture is assumed to be important to making sure that employees are happy and productivity is good. […]