You have to know who Jason Fried is. His ideas can be alittle frightening, often very confrontational, but ultimately very well argumented and as i gain more experience in business they ring more true each time I think about them.
Having been in de web-development business for a while his experience and success definitely appeal to me. The core of his body of work seems to be to keep your business simple. No more then 20 or 30 employee’s. Small projects. less meetings. More working from home. Saying NO to customers. I sympathize very much with these thoughts. And wish I had understood them before I started my first business.
P.S. Read his books: “Rework” and ” Getting Real” for more about his idea’s on business and web development.
More RSA Animate. How motivation works in the business realm. This video explains why performance based pay, doesn’t work as well as most people would like.
It ties into the work of Seth Godin, because it claims that people that can be motivated by pay-increases usually work as a replaceable cog in a big corporate wheel. However, as Seth Godin very aptly points out: You should prefer “Linchpins” in your organization. And those people are intrinsically motivated.