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Think Holacracy at Zappos is about removing structure? And did you know Hsieh was inspired by a book that claims we have 3 brains?
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Think Holacracy at Zappos is about removing structure? And did you know Hsieh was inspired by a book that claims we have 3 brains?

From the Glass Frog, the handbook for holacracy at Zappos: “A Circle can remove a Sub-Circle through governance by (a) removing the Sub-Circle entirely, including all Roles within it, (b) collapsing the Sub-Circle into a single Role, thus removing all Roles within it, or (c) dissolving the Sub-Circle’s boundary, so that all Roles within it are absorbed by the Circle.”

Source: www.forbes.com

Hsieh lost my vote when I got to the point in Reinventing Organizations—the book that transformed Hsieh into a holacracy believer, the one non-believers were required to read before they got the exit bonus—where it said we all have 3 brains. The author wasn't talking metaphorically.


He claims the brain in our gut (the one responsible for those "feeling in our gut moments," and the one in our heart (which, of course, explains why we are drawn to following our heart) can be seen clearly on an autopsy. They were discovered back in the 1860's, he claims, and were only recently rediscovered in 1990. "How could medical circles forget about the existence of a brain?" ponders the author.


Really?


You can read it for yourself on Amazon, without buying the book, using the "look inside" feature. It's in the introduction.

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25 May 2015
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