This is perhaps my most frequent reference point of this year.
In this lecture at MIT's Sloan Business school, Ricardo Semler, the pioneeering CEO of Semco, says the military-inspired structure of most workplaces is anachronistic. He advises us to rethink some of the fundamental assumptions they have about organizations, leadership, and life in general.
Eliminate military thinking from business. Change from "a mission statement" to a sense of purpose. Change from "campaigns" to kaizen. Change from "departments" to a community of people. Introduce and embrace democracy - even at work.
Check it out. If you have 'em after, leave comments at the awesome discussion page put forth into the world by Matt Linderman.
Love, peace, and capitalism.