Pando

The Disruption Desk

  1. Staff at Tony Hsieh’s Downtown Project decided to abandon Holacracy nine months ago

    Employees apparently used their Holacracy authority to rollback the untested, unworkable workplace experiment that Hsieh is now forcing on Zappos.

    By Paul Bradley Carr , written on

    From the Disruption desk

  2. Memo to VCs: Not every site with gargantuan traffic is destined to be a billion dollar public company

    Reddit was one of the best comeback stories of the user generated Web. Why couldn’t that be enough?

    By Sarah Lacy , written on

    From the Disruption desk

  3. Jefferson Harebrained: Tim Draper is still determined to fix California by breaking it

    On Sunday his online Fix California Challenge wrapped up, and it too managed to underwhelm even the lowest of expectations.

    By Dan Raile , written on

    From the Disruption desk

  4. Mobile showers for the homeless: Google's lesson in Crapulent Social Responsibility

    If corporate spend is recognized as speech, then CSR is too often the domain of lip-service and the rhetoric of misdirection.

    By Dan Raile , written on

    From the Disruption desk

  5. A Union of Disruptors? Meet the Uber driver trying to hack organized labor

    Arize Nwosu is helping drivers organize against their bosses. Is this the future of unions?

    By Dan Raile , written on

    From the Disruption desk

  6. Captricity wants to save the life insurance industry from Silicon Valley data giants

    One man is hoping to bring a little Silicon Valley disruption to the world’s dullest industry.

    By Dennis Keohane , written on

    From the Disruption desk

  7. As gay pride fills San Francisco, Rand Paul is a no-show at his own hackathon

    But at least Ronan Farrow showed up to play Taylor Swift.

    By Dan Raile , written on

    From the Disruption desk

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