In the past three weeks I’ve had loads of talks and lectures around our country (mainly in universities). The topic was “Your money or your life?” or why do we work for money if we could work, live and make money at the same time? The more I study the reasons the more I see [...]
Zappos has been an inspiration on how to organize and get the work done without doubt. This is a cool peek into their CULT-ure. Enjoy!
It is often like a slap into my face to observe my two little kids do what I do. Just look at Valerie (see the photo below). As I find myself staring at a computer screen a lot, for her a computer has been a magnet. If I ask what she does, she says: “I [...]
It has been a little over twenty years we have lived in a so called “free society” here in the Czech republic. The other day I was explaining to my friends visiting from Australia what it meant to get all this freedom after more than forty years of communism.
Not many people (at least here in Europe) know that the inventor of Gore-Tex (and tons of other cool stuff) belongs among the freest workplaces in the world. As many other freedom based companies it abandoned formal hierarchy, job descriptions, work titles, carrot & sticking and other tools typical for businesses of the twentieth century. [...]
Dan Pink seems to be one of the revolutionaries of the corporate world today. If you are into a new ways of work I am sure you have bumped into some of his books or speeches. I think, he has this rare gift of being able to translate often obscure language of science into easily [...]
It was back in early eighties when Ricardo Semler took over Semco, the traditional pump manufacturer located in São Paulo, Brasil. He started making some radical changes to the way the company operated. After just a few years it became totally different place. Some people today even call it “The World’s most unusual workplace”. Luckily [...]
Coming from Central Europe and not being a huge climbing or surfing fan it is perhaps not surprising I never heard of Yvon Chouinard or Patagonia before. It was only a few years back I bumped into his bestselling book “Let my people go surfing”. I had to read it. It was love at a [...]
“Dead Poets Society” is a 1989 film starring Robin Williams and directed by Peter Weir. Set in 1959 at a conservative and aristocratic boys prep school, it tells the story of an English teacher who inspires his students to change their lives of conformity through his teaching of poetry and literature.” That’s what Wikipedia says [...]
Zappos is definitely a business to learn from. It grew from almost zero sales in 1999 to over a billion US dollars ten years later. Its employees belong among the happiest and most engaged workforce. The same counts for the customers. And Tony Hsieh, its CEO? Little weird but definitely one of the masterminds behind [...]