7 August 2005, 19:45 by mark hoekstra

imho a *mustread*

What Business Can Learn from Open Source

just stop what you’re doing and start reading…

I really can’t emphasize this enough, but go read this! It’ll get you the perfect mindset for this new century we all live in… (imho of course)

...and if you’re not sure you should read it… try if this triggers you:

“I suspect professionalism was always overrated—not just in the literal sense of working for money, but also connotations like formality and detachment.”

“The atmosphere of the average workplace is to productivity what flames painted on the side of a car are to speed. And it’s not just the way offices look that’s bleak. The way people act is just as bad.”

“That is one of the key tenets of professionalism. Work and life are supposed to be separate. But that part, I’m convinced, is a mistake.”

“I mean business can learn about new conditions the same way a gene pool does. I’m not claiming companies can get smarter, just that dumb ones will die.”

“What you’re doing is business creation. And the first phase of that is mostly product creation—that is, hacking. That’s the hard part. It’s a lot harder to create something people love than to take something people love and figure out how to make money from it.”

via ...now that figures, doesn’t it? ;-)

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  1. foosel @ 8 August 2005, 14:52 :

    Thanks for the link, that really is a mustread.

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