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100 More Great Leadership Ideas by Jonathan Gifford

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ABANDON MANAGEMENT

 

The idea

The video game development company Valve was founded in 1996 by Gabe Newell and Mike Harrington, who had both previously worked for Microsoft. The two founders set up a remarkable corporate structure that abandoned any semblance of management.

The company’s Employee Handbook sets out to explain how the company works: ‘When you’re an entertainment company that’s spent the last decade going out of its way ...

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