Building a company on extreme trust and transparency

Håkon Nilsen

Lightning talk - in English

Most people have had employers that treasure secrecy as a strategic advantage. Hidden salaries and personal benefits, a fog-of-war type upper hand in negotiations, occluded conference budgets and opaque operations throughout the company. The goal? To keep employees in the dark about the benefits of others around them resulting in a loud minority that haggle for themselves, to the detriment of most others who are stuck with nothing but crumbs. The solution to this is a radically different approach which can best be described as extreme openness. The entire structure of our company -- in practice all you need to fire up your own startup licensed under MIT -- available on Github. This talk will walk you through the reasons for our move to establish the world’s first open source company.