About the book

Hacker’s Guide to Work is a book about insights into work culture and stuff, currently being written.

It deals with these things:

Read more about hackers here.

We will share solutions and ideas that make your daily work more fun and meaningful. Our findings are based on research, interviews and our own experience.

Why we are writing this book:

We are aiming for a release in the end of 2013. To get notified when the book is out, subscribe for an email below or follow the book on Twitter: @hackersgtw.

The authors

Tuuti Piippo is a journalist and author, infinitely curious about mistakes, startups, creativity, leadership and a thousand other things. She’s the co-author of a book about courageous failures: Kantapään kautta (currently in Finnish only).

Antti Akonniemi is one of the founders of Kisko Labs. An avid CrossFit enthusiast, coach and entrepreneur, programmer and former lifehacker. Six years ago Antti got fed up with crappy company cultures and started building Kisko.

Why Hackers?

hack•er | 'hakǝr |


  1. a person who uses computers to gain unauthorized access to data.
  2. informal an enthusiastic and skillful computer programmer or user.
  3. a person or thing that hacks or cuts roughly.

Hacker values:

We believe these values can change the way we think about work. In fact, they already have.

The hacker ethic refers to the feelings of right and wrong, to the ethical ideas this community of people had – that knowledge should be shared with other people who can benefit from it, and that important resources should be utilized rather than wasted.

The word “hacker” has an unfairly negative connotation from being portrayed in the media as people who break into computers. In reality, hacking just means building something quickly or testing the boundaries of what can be done. Like most things, it can be used for good or bad, but the vast majority of hackers I’ve met tend to be idealistic people who want to have a positive impact on the world.