How To Run A Company (or Team) With (Almost) No Rules

Here’s a thought… If Ricardo can run a successful multi-billion dollar group of companies using his version of Agile, then we should all be striving to instill this mindset into our teams and departments.

What’s exciting is that its not just us dev types who are rethinking better ways of working.

What do Ricardo’s principles and Agile have in common?  Well, if I was to pick a commonality I would have to say this…

Make big change, measure and feedback to improve.

Sprint reviews, Retros… all designed as check points so we can make change and ensure it has positive impact on our deliverables.  The agile mindset is not just changing how we build software with value, but its changing companies as well.

I love being part of this change!

Watch this video and see how the same thinking that delivered us agile, is starting to change how companies operate. Who’d like to work at Ricardo’s company?

What if your job didn’t control your life? Brazilian CEO Ricardo Semler practices a radical form of corporate democracy, rethinking everything from board meetings to how workers report their vacation days (they don’t have to). It’s a vision that rewards the wisdom of workers, promotes work-life balance — and leads to some deep insight on what work, and life, is really all about.

Bonus question: What if schools were like this too?  See how Ricardo has set up schools so the next generation of thought leaders continue to think in this way.

Enjoy this presentation.  I found it mesmerizing… it’s a real treat.

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