August 20th, 2010

Organizational Dimensions, Personality Types and Development

In Transforming Your Company with Open Source (slide 9), I list some of the distinctive characteristics of four fundamental dimensions of companies:

PEOPLE   Talent and Skills Organizational Knowledge and Wisdom Social Networks Communities of Practice Values and Ethics TECHNOLOGY   Enabling Possibilities Creating/Designing Products and Services Invention and Innovation Productivity Tools Platforms Managing Realities […]

September 8th, 2009

Transforming Your Company with Open Source — LinuxCon 2009

Update: 9/28/2009: Added slides

Here are the slides from my LinuxCon 2009 presentation on ways to transform your organization with open source. It builds on insights from Open Source and Interdependent IT and many other areas.

Transforming Your Company with Open Source

Make sure to browse through the notes for the slides as well. You […]

August 31st, 2009

Open Source and Interdependent IT

In The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey presents a maturity continuum that progresses from dependence, to independence, and then to interdependence.

Dependence, Independence and Interdependence

Covey concisely observes: “Dependent people need others to get what they want. Independent people can get what they want through their own effort. Interdependent people combine […]

March 27th, 2009

Mental Models of Commerce and Community

Commerce and community play important roles in open source ecosystems. Companies are great at building capital and targeting it towards focused goals through products and services. Communities are great at bringing together like-minded people from all walks of life and advancing their common ideals. Together, commerce and community can be an unstoppable force for turning […]