Brian Robertson taught himself to code at the age of 6. His software writing chops were earning him 25 bucks an hour in junior high. A few years later, after dropping out, he joined a company and he hated the bureaucracy. Today, Robertson is re-writing the rules of the workplace, and some young companies — including Zappos — are jumping on board and adopting what Robertson calls the Holacracy. “It sheds traditional hierarchies for self-governing teams that get work done through tactical meetings.” From FastCo: Meet the alt-management system invented by a programmer. (I work alone, and I still think the NextDraft management hierarchy could use a little levelling.)