Ricardo Semler

After assuming control of Semco from his father in 1980, Brazil's Ricardo Semler began a quest to create an organisation that could function without him, by studying and then implementing "corporate democracy", allowing employees to design their own jobs, select their supervisors, and define pay levels. He then applied these principles to education, banking and hospitality. All with excellent results. Ricardo is the bestselling author of Maverick and The Seven-Day Weekend.

Articles by Ricardo Semler

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Corporate democracy: Moving beyond box-like thinking

By Ricardo Semler on 18 Jul 2018

Reading time: 4 mins

At the 2018 Allan Gray Investment Summit, keynote speaker Ricardo Semler challenged delegates to find new solutions to problems: “We have become box people w...


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