Since Tumblr got bought by Yahoo last week (for $1 billion dollars in case you forgot) a spotlight has been cast somewhat on the company's founder, 20-something scooter-riding, staff-lunch-sharing David Karp. Yes, he had already been the subject of many a cover story, but this new profile in Inc Magazine caught my attention.
David Karp is the proud owner of an antischedule way of working. The 'nonconformist' who 'runs his company his way' does not keep a diary or plan meetings - he simply lets business happen.
Karp is not the only digital visionary to work in such ways. Last year buried away in a thread on Branch, Iread that Twitter and Blogger founder Ev Williams uses a system which he calls Random Meetings Day. Once a month he sandwiches in all the random meetings people invite him to, knowing that some will not happen, some will be a wate of time, but that others will be great.
Only last night I was reading up on author and economist Umair Haque discussing over Twitter new ways of working that suit the modern, connected economy. It got me thinking. New ways of working fascinate me and we are experimenting with them at Battenhall - so let me know if you know of any others similar to these or if you have any new ones of your own.