Het weekend van 7 dagen
Imagine a company where employees set their own hours; where there are no offices, no job titles, no business plans; where employees get to endorse or veto any new venture; where kids are encouraged to run the halls; and where the CEO lets other people make nearly...more
Buku ini berkisah tentang bagaimana SemCo, di bawah komando Ricardo Semler, menjadi perusahaan dengan rata2 tumbuh pertahun di atas 40%, dengan manajemen yang benar2 berbeda dengan perusahaan yang ada di Dunia.
Semco menerapkan banyak manajemen yang "nyleneh" untuk perusahaan yang bergerak di berbagai bidang bisnis, di anta...more
If you find yourself working too hard, working inefficiently, feeling stressed or under too much pressure from work this book is for you. It will help you goal-set, life manage and work for the things that really matter. If you've read In The Praise of Slowness by Carl Honore, this is t...more
This is Semler's second book, and it reads a lot like a management strategy guide containing principles with anecdotes from Semco that illustrate those principles compared to Maverick, which read like a story of the highs and lows of the organizational experiments conducted at Semco.
Semler's main points thus far are:
1. Ask "why" several times when making a decision
Asking "why" ensures that you make a decision for the right reas...more
It's hard to factor out the whole Brazilian aspect from Semco and see how it would work elsewhere (for example heavy unionisation initially drove much of their...more
How freeing to rid yourself of what he calls 'boarding school issues.' I aspire to have a company that runs on the principles set out in this book. Sometimes, though, the way he claims things work at his companies seems impossible to pull off. I'd like to hear from employees to see if the stories...more
The Seven-day Weekend is actually nothing like the incredibly obnoxious 4-hour Workweek and was published several years earlier. The theme of this book is how the blurring of our private lives and work lives has led to the seven-day workweek, and how this should be re-conceptualized as the seven-day weekend. This would be a job where we ac...more
At times the author is a little full of himself and how special his company is, but on the whole he has some great ideas about how to set up a company where employees are truly motivated. A good complement to "Drive: The Truth behind what motivates us."
Contains plenty of inspirational anecdotes and ideas. Worth the time investment...
I took a lot from this book -- its perspective is fresh and pretty audacious, but very inspirational.
however, the ideas that are put forth in the book are great. essentially, he is questioning a lot of the traditional business practices, and giving examples from his own company of a different way of doing things. of course, part of the reason i like the book is that i have a very similar philosophy in how an ideal company would be run - i'm sure some of my friends woul...more
Most of the great ideas in here are about trust. Trusting your employees, your business partners and pretty much everyone else. And not writing down too much in terms of rules & regulations, long-term plans and other things that constrain your wiggle room as you turn plans into reality.
Semler didn't get any of this from his Dad, who founded the company and was of the opposite temperament: very structured, ve...more
Even if you're not in business, we worth a read.
It is both the best and worst book to read if you're stuck in a workplace that reminds you of Dilbert.
Found it a little hard to finish the book as I was continually making notes of lessons that I want to implement.
Really worthwhile even if just for the stretch marks on you mind.