This week, I sit down with Roberto Martinez, co-founder of the software company Nearsoft.

As a follower of famous business radical Ricardo Semler, Roberto built a company culture based on:

  • No formal hierarchy
  • Meaning and belonging as foundations
  • Transparency and decentralisation

The number one message from Roberto that I took away from our conversation is that if you want a vibrant, humane culture, you’ve got to find ways to have everyone participate.

We talk:

  • Cooking for the team
  • High participation *and* fast decisions
  • Handling transparency in larger organisations
  • Letting go of hierarchical mental models

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