Ricardo Semler built a company that breaks all the rules. He encourages his employees to play hooky, tells them not to bother with growth plans. Workers choose their own salaries, set their own hours, and have no job titles. Ridiculous? Inefficient? A recipe for chaos? Perhaps. But over the past six years, Semler's company has increased its revenue from $35 million to $212 million. And with over 3,000 employees, it has virtually no turnover! Here's an interview with this maverick--and author of the best-selling book, The Seven-Day Weekend.

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  • Joshua Drewien

    How do I get involved with this company?

  • Debora McLaughlin

    A perfect example of employee engagement. As an executive and business coach I know employee engagement is the the key to unlocking organizational success. Convincing management of this is not always easy. Thank you for providing a proven example. Debora McLaughlin, PCC www.OpenDoorCoaching.com

  • Tomas

    I loved it. Thank you so much for the video - I put on our blog: blog.peoplecomm.org/article/a-democratic-workplace-

  • Blandin

    Very genius type of a guy. how can i get hold of him. I desire to learn from him, pratical mentorship i mean. Blandin from Togo in west africa. Cheers Rich.

  • Janardhan

    Ingenious! Now, how can I work with this guy?

  • kittyhat

    Amazing!! A brilliant thinker - this is the world I want to live in!

  • Tukha

    ohh wow! i like this guy's thinking, and i hope his ideas can be put into use around the world!

  • Arlan Berglas

    How do we contact Ricardo Semler and ask that he join the Pass It On Movement? www.ipassiton.org

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  • Read an excerpt from Ricardo Semler's The Seven Day Weekend.

  • At Best Buy, one of the leading electronics goods stores in the U.S., two managers tried Semler's "no schedules and no meetings" approach.  See what happened.

  • Next time you're leading a project, experiment with decentralizing the power.

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