On Empowering Employees

The Seven-Day Weekend: Changing the Way Work Works by Ricardo Semler

Joy At Work: A Revolutionary Approach To Fun On The Job by Dennis W. Bakke

Freedom Inc: Free Your Employees And Let Them Lead Your Business To Higher Productivity, Profits And Growth (Brian Carney and Isaac Getz)

The Future Of Work: How The New Order Of Business Will Shape Your Organization, Your Management Style And Your Life (Tom Malone)

Worldblu ( founded by Traci Fenton to promote the principles of democratic management and freedom organizations.

Happiness is 9-to-5 (Alexander Kjerulf)

“Chief Happiness Officer” Blog and book site:

Let My People Go Surfing: The Education Of A Reluctant Businessman (Yvon Chouinard of Patagonia)

Maverick: The Success Story Behind the World’s Most Unusual Workplace (Ricardo Semler of Semco)

Peak: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo From Maslow (Chip Conley of Joie de Vivre Hospitality)

The “Zappos Inside” Blog,

On Aligning Work With Your Life Values

Authentic Business: How To Create And Run Your Perfect Business (Neil Crofts)

The Diamond Cutter: The Buddha On Managing Your Business And Your Life (Geshe Michael Roach)

Dilbert’s The Joy Of Work Guide To Finding Happiness At The Expense Of Your Coworkers (Scott Adams)

Redefining Work

The 4-Hour Workweek (Tim Ferriss)

Work 2.0: Building The Future, One Employee At A Time (Bill Jensen)

Great Places To Work

“The Great Work Blog” ( by Michael Bungay Stanier

Other Books Related To Flow

Wooden by John Wooden

The Toyota Way by Jeffrey Liker

The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu M. Goldratt

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