All ideas compete on equal footing. Contribution counts for more than credentials. Hierarchies are natural, not prescribed. Leaders serve rather than preside. Tasks are chosen, not assigned. Groups are self-defining and -organizing. Resources get attracted, not allocated. Power comes from sharing information, not hoarding it. Opinions compound and decision are peer-reviewed. Users can veto most policy decisions. Intrinsic rewards matter most. Hackers are heros.
Excellent Stanford podcast by Tom Kelly of IDEO about five practices to develop creativity and innovative thinking: Think like a traveller, treat life like an experiment, nurture an attitude of wisdom, use your whole brian and tortoise mind, and follow your passion. Great advice for work and life. (Source)