About 15 years ago, Brian Robertson was feeling frustrated with the management hierarchy traditionally used by companies. He felt it had a tendency to stifle innovation, create inefficiencies and prevent individuals from fulfilling their potential. Robertson channeled that dissatisfaction into the development of one of the best known self-management systems, Holacracy, something that has been adopted by the likes of Tony Hsieh, CEO of online shoe retailer Zappos. In this interview, Robertson, the author of Holacracy: The New Management System for a Rapidly Changing World, clears up some of the misconceptions and gives an overview of Holacracy.
China’s DJI holds a commanding lead in the red-hot consumer drone market. Can it maintain that?
Why are more and more companies—from Accenture to Deloitte—jettisoning the dreaded practice of the annual performance review.
Cheetah Mobile CEO Sheng Fu on how the company became a big mobile app developer with global reach in just a few years and is thriving despite its free-to-use model. Chances are that unless you are in the mobile internet business, you may not have heard of Cheetah Mobile. The reason is simple: Cheetah Mobile, which was […]
Steve Blank, entrepreneur and founder of the Lean Startup movement, on how Beijing taught him the world no longer revolves around Silicon Valley.
Innovation expert Scott Anthony talks about the challenges of the ‘first mile’ where an innovation moves from an idea to reality.
Linda Hill, author of Collective Genius, believes leaders should create a context in which people are willing and able to innovate
With the Made in China 2025 plan, the government is trying to give the manufacturing sector a major boost. A look at the sectors that will get a fillip.
Whether it’s the progress of technology, the rapid growth of the emerging markets, or the nature of capitalism to destroy and renew industries, the challenges of maturity have tended to be overlooked in recent years. Now, however, with many economies slowing down and the world’s population getting progressively grayer, this may need to change. In this series, we look at what it takes for businesses to navigate their middle years. In part 1, we explore what it takes to lead a mature company.
Changing the Chinese social structure may save the country from the proverbial ‘middle-income trap’, says Salvatore Babones, an expert on China’s political economy.