Video: Ricardo Semler's Open-Capitalism

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I've been following Ricardo Semler for many years now.

In 1993, in a fit of madness I slipped a copy of Maverick into the hands of Riley Bechtel - thinking as I did at the time, that this is the only way to get Bechtel to re-engineer itself. Of course I was a little too naive...

Today I don't think I could work at Semco because I'd rather work for myself. But if I had to get a corporate job again (heaven forbid) I'd choose Semco.

Question: when are they opening a "Semco-proper" office in the US? You can check Semco's company history here.

Anyway, the revolution has happened and it was televised. Here's what to expect:

And definitely check this out >> (Journeyman Pictures doesn't understand YouTube - hence the "Embedding disabled by request")

Open-capitalism is thriving at Semco, and one of these days, it will show up in your industry. What strikes me though is the fact that this model can be used in non-profits, in government (are you listening, Barack Obama?) and even in the fields without hope - like education. Apparently Bill Gates' foundation is keeping close tabs on Semler's schooling experiment.

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