I have read literally hundreds of books on studies and research into great workplaces. Here I present my 5 favorite ones and what their main insights are.
I was incredibly fortunate to get an advance copy of this amazing book and reading it brought me nothing but (yes!) joy.
It's a fun and accessible read, but beyond that Rich's book is also a clear call to leaders everywhere to transform their leadership so that … Continue Reading ››
Joy, Inc.: How We Built a Workplace People Love by Rich Sheridan
came out December 26 and it's the single best business book I have read in a long while.
Menlo is a software design and development company in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They have built a culture that removes the … Continue Reading ››
I just finished reading Inside Apple by Adam Lashinsky
and I was struck by two observations:
1: Apple gets a lot of things exactly right and some other things exactly wrong.
Ie- the design-driven development, the commitment to making great products and the pride their employees can take in contributing to that are all fantastic.
On … Continue Reading ››
Innovation is a term that gets thrown around a lot but it also seems like there is very little new in this area. You keep hearing the same old advice, the same brainstorming exercises, the same admonitions to just open … Continue Reading ››
Steve Shapiro's new book Personality Poker
comes out next week (October 28, to be precise) and I really, really urge you to get it
I've been fortunate enough to've read both an early draft and an advance … Continue Reading ››
There are some companies that seem completely unafraid to do things differently. While others cling desperately to business as usual, I admire organizations who try alternative ideas and Zappos is one of these companies. For those outside of the US who have not yet … Continue Reading ››
Samantha Wood over at The Insider blog
has visited British Innovation Agency ?What If! Innovation
to find out what makes them such a great workplace.
Here are some elements from Sam's post:
Letís start at the beginning Ė the reception area. It IS a reception … Continue Reading ››