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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 9 Jun 22

By Joost Minnaar and originally published at corporate-rebels.com Both Zappos.com & Bol.com are online retailers. Around 2015, each launched transformation journeys inspired by Holacracy. While they share similarities, the journeys were quite different. What do these pioneers teach us, five years down the road? The similarities Zappos is American and Bol is Dutch, but the similarities are striking: Both are e-commerce players Both were founded in 1999 Both are owned by larger retail organizations (Zappos by Amazon, Bol by Ahold/Delhaize) Both generate annual revenues of $2.5B to $3.0B Both have between 1,500 and 2,000 staff Both started a transformation around …

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By Joost Minnaar and originally published at corporate-rebels.com Both Zappos.com & Bol.com are online retailers. Around 2015, each launched transformation journeys inspired by Holacracy. While they share similarities, the journeys were quite different. What do these pioneers teach us, five years down the road? The similarities Zappos is American and Bol is Dutch, but the similarities are striking: Both are …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 15 Dec 21

By  Joost Minnaar and originally published at Corporate Rebels. Roughly five years ago, we loaded into a campervan and drove throughout California to visit companies like Google, Morning Star and Patagonia. We wanted to learn everything about their unique ways of doing things. While most of this trip occurred in California, we also wound up making a side-trek into Nevada to visit Zappos at their headquarters in Las Vegas. It was an interesting experience—they had been working with Holacracy for some time, and employees’ opinions about that organizational experiment were a somewhat mixed bag. Some liked it; most were skeptical. …

Zappos’ Evolution: From Holacracy to Market-Based Dynamics Read More »

By  Joost Minnaar and originally published at Corporate Rebels. Roughly five years ago, we loaded into a campervan and drove throughout California to visit companies like Google, Morning Star and Patagonia. We wanted to learn everything about their unique ways of doing things. While most of this trip occurred in California, we also wound up making a side-trek into Nevada …

Zappos’ Evolution: From Holacracy to Market-Based Dynamics Read More »


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