Ricardo Semler (born 1959 in S√£o Paulo) is the CEO and majority owner of Semco Partners, a Brazilian company best known for its radical form of industrial democracy and corporate re-engineering - wikipedia
He founded The Ralston-Semler Foundation and the Lumiar School, a democratic school where children from 0 to 14 years old engage in projects of their interest.
There are three Lumiar Democratic Schools ‚Äî one in the city of S√£o Paulo and two in the vicinity of Campos do Jord√£o, in the state of S√£o Paulo.
TED ricardo_semler_radical_wisdom_for_a_company_a_school_a_life What if your job didn‚Äôt control your life? Brazilian CEO Ricardo Semler practices a radical form of corporate democracy, rethinking everything from board meetings to how workers report their vacation days (they don‚Äôt have to). It‚Äôs a vision that rewards the wisdom of workers, promotes work-life balance ‚Äî and leads to some deep insight on what work, and life, is really all about. Bonus question: What if schools were like this too?