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The Open Organization

Igniting Passion and Performance
Narrated by: James Fouhey
Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
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Today's leaders know that speed and agility are the keys to any company's success, yet many are frustrated that their organizations can't move fast enough to stay competitive. The typical chain of command is too slow; internal resources are too limited; people are already executing beyond normal expectations. As the pace accelerates, how do you inspire people's energy and creativity? How do you collaborate with customers, vendors, and partners to keep your organization on the cutting edge? What kind of organization matches the speed and complexity that businesses must master - and how do you build that organization?

Jim Whitehurst, CEO of Red Hat, one of the world's most revolutionary companies, shows how open principles of management - based on transparency, participation, and community - reinvent the organization for the fast-paced connected era. Whitehurst gives listeners an insider's look into how an open and innovative organizational model works. He shows how to leverage it to build community, respond quickly to opportunities, harness resources and talent both inside and outside the organization, and inspire, motivate, and empower people at all levels to act with accountability.

The Open Organization is a must-listen for leaders struggling to adapt their management practices to the values of the digital and social age. Brimming with Whitehurst's personal stories and candid advice for leading an open organization as well as instructive examples from employees and managers at Red Hat and companies such as Google, The Body Shop, and Whole Foods, this audiobook provides the blueprint for reinventing your organization.

©2015 Red Hat, Inc. (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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  • NEW DELHI, DELHI
  • 04-10-18

Great Book. Challenges Traditional Manageme

It's a great Book, but I have a qaum about the book, authors talks in length about inviting everyones opinion but doesn't share how to actually bring consensus, when organization is actually divided.

how about situations where employees are acting in their own internet and only looking for short term gain.

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Great assessment of 21st century organisations.

An extremely valid assessment of 21st century organisations and tips how CEOs should run one.

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Lost interest, pushed through

An account of Redhat's CEO learning to become less of a command and control leader. A decent book, but nothing new for me, nor particularly compelling in the tell of the story.

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Great Book for Businesses

I am a little biased as a Red Hat employee, but this is a great book for businesses in general. It is a message I sell everyday and live it every day. It is the model of the future.

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Practical in the sense that you can compare with ypur own organizations to see whether the model is fit or not.

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  • James Walker
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  • 09-10-18

Learn how Redhat Made Billions from Free Software


I was able to finish the audiobook in one night and a morning commute, thanks to the reader's clear steady reading, which even at 2X playback speed is understandable. Opensource.com has bonus materials to help leaders apply lessons from this book in their own organizations. This book should indeed be required reading for entrepreneurs and business students alike in harnessing the crowds in and around their companies to build value and services from otherwise free and open source software that can be valued at $10B by RedHat's customers and investors

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motivational

nice picture of a good company culture and bring that with me to other organizations. helps me feel as though I need to contribute back to the community.

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Fantastic piece of work..

Fail fast, releas early release often, open source principles and open source way. i have to read this book again and think about all the open things...

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Great Read

A good perspective on getting employees involved. I read this in one day. A lot of companies could pick up some ideas from this book.

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Challenges traditional management approaches

Excellent book that is full of real life examples and practical advice. It certainly challenges the status quo of management. Quite candid about the difficulties of adapting to this type of approach but would never go back to traditional way.