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Ted.com just posted the last month's TED talks and, to our surprise, Atlassian was hailed by Dan Pink (best-selling author and former Al Gore speechwriter) as a company that motivates its employees in radical and effective ways. Specifically he mentions our ShipIt Days, where we set aside 1 1/2 days for developers to work on whatever they want (with a skew towards our products) and then demonstrate it live to the entire company. He also mentions Atlassian's 20% time where Atlassian developers

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I'm happy to announce that we are undertaking a thorough, public "20% time" trial at Atlassian. If you've ever wondered how Google's famed 20% time works in reality, we'll be your guinea pigs and blogging the results for everyone to see. Why do 20% time? Atlassian has a proud tradition of innovation. We've always strived have market leading products, our internal ShipIt days keep improving, we've won awards for entrepreneurial innovation and we try to never stop pushing the boundaries in our

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