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Hacker Culture and the New Rules of Innovation

1st Edition

By Tim Rayner

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170 pages | 8 B/W Illus.

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Description

Fifteen years ago, a company was considered innovative if the CEO and board mandated a steady flow of new product ideas through the company’s innovation pipeline. Innovation was a carefully planned process, driven from above and tied to key strategic goals.

Nowadays, innovation means entrepreneurship, self-organizing teams, fast ideas and cheap, customer experiments. Innovation is driven by hacking, and the world’s most innovative companies proudly display their hacker credentials.

Hacker culture grew up on the margins of the computer industry. It entered the business world in the twenty-first century through agile software development, design thinking and lean startup method, the pillars of the contemporary startup industry. Startup incubators today are filled with hacker entrepreneurs, running fast, cheap experiments to push against the limits of the unknown. As corporations, not-for-profits and government departments pick up on these practices, seeking to replicate the creative energy of the startup industry, hacker culture is changing how we think about leadership, work and innovation.

This book is for business leaders, entrepreneurs and academics interested in how digital culture is reformatting our economies and societies. Shifting between a big picture view on how hacker culture is changing the digital economy and a detailed discussion of how to create and lead in-house teams of hacker entrepreneurs, it offers an essential introduction to the new rules of innovation and a practical guide to building the organizations of the future.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I: Hacker Culture; 1. Generation hack; 2. New paradigm leadership; 3. The agile workplace; Part II: Culture Hacking:; 4.The hack and the gift; 5. Making space for innovation;6. High performance teams; 7. Human operating systems

About the Author

Author

Tim Rayner

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Timothy Rayner teaches Leadership at UTS Business School in Sydney, Australia. He is the author of Life Changing: A Philosophical Guide (2nd ed. 2016) and the award-winning short film Coalition of the Willing (2010).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS025000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Entrepreneurship
BUS048000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / New Business Enterprises
BUS060000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Small Business
BUS070030
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Computer Industry
BUS071000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Leadership
BUS083000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Information Management
BUS090000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / E-Commerce / General (see also COMPUTERS / Electronic Commerce)
BUS097000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Workplace Culture