Ricardo Semler has inspired his business-minded fans into looking at their work in different way, particularly when it comes to democracy, management and the release of control.

Ricardo also believes that the most powerful way to create a successful democracy is by keeping the finance books open.  Yes, that includes salaries. Everyone can see your salary and you can see theirs. Prioritizing is difficult, if not impossible to do accurately, without having access to this kind of information.

If you are not familiar with Semco and would like to hear one hell of a business story, I highly recommend his book Maverick.

I love this man.