Former Mozilla CEO John Lilly had to transition from the classic introverted engineer to a people person once he became a manager. So he approached leadership like an engineer: he broke the problem into component parts and figured out how to make them work better. Here's how it transformed him.
Wiki maniacs were in full attendance at Wikimania last week. Not just the participants in the Wikipedia community, but users and developers of open source wiki. Seventy of 400 attendees were members of the press, which served to amplify the impact of the event, but also highlight the changing of the guard.
In the old economy, the organizing principle was specialization. Discrete departments. Separate functions. Independent projects. In the New Economy, it's hybridization. Inter-departmental meetings. Cross-functional teams. Integrated systems.