Running a company with (almost) no rules

Ricardo Semler, of the massive Brazilian company Semco, gave a TED Talk last October about what it’s like to run a company with radical openness, and nearly non-existant rules and structure.

Much of this is not that far from what we do at Automattic, and is definitely an interesting watch:

Slack’s Secret Sauce

Our team had used Campfire for years, and I’ve never quite been able to put my finger on how Slack has found such success where Campfire and HipChat were unable to break through on anywhere near the same scale.

Andrew Wilkinson of MetaLab, the agency responsible for the design of Slack, provides some insight.

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