Cory Doctorow’s new novel ‘Makers’ is being serialised for free. His books are always enjoyable. But this one in particular is interesting because it begins with a great description of a market-based organisation as envisioned under the ManageWithoutThem management model and described in the MWT Book.
It describes an organisation that is designed to both employee but also coordinate via market-facing and market-managed individual businesses. It gets a lot of the cultural and operational elements of this sort of organisation spot on.
I’m currently working with Satyam – which has been in the news a lot this year – and is supposed to be organisd in this market-managed way. However, I think a lot of the internal processes, and the Indian approach to family-based management of businesses, get in the way of this and often break the model.