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Seattle Startup Week is a free five-day event highlighting the amazing startup culture of the Puget Sound. Join in for a few events hosted all around town to learn, network and help make this place better for everyone. 
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Thursday, October 29 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Big Flat Lie: Why a flat organizational structure invariably leads to mediocrity and failure FULL

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Many of us dream of dumping abusive corporate hierarchies in favor of a more humane organization that is creative, efficient, and egalitarian. But flattening your org chart doesn't remove politics and create empowered individuals, it adds politics and creates ineffective-committee hell. I will remind you that you have already solved this problem in your everyday life, and that your everyday answer might save your company from mediocrity and failure.

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WeWork provides entrepreneurs and small businesses with workspace, personalized support, business services, meaningful benefits, digital tools, and the flexibility they need to succeed. Our South Lake Union location will be providing lunch for all registered attendees. 

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Ian MacDuff

VP of Client Engagement, Product Creation Studio
Ian MacDuff has spent his career leading cross-functional hardware teams at companies including Hewlett Packard, Carbon Design Group and FiftyThree. He’s currently the VP of Client Engagement at Product Creation Studio in Seattle.



Thursday October 29, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
WeWork South Lake Union 500 Yale Ave N