In this episode, we respond to one of our listener’s,
@mtrimpe, who asked a very interesting question:
So we decided to tackle it, covering a variety of topics, from craft beer to inflatable dinosaurs to value systems to being the first follower. Culture is enormously important and yet often overlooked or paid lip service to.
Sarah + Jason
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Indiegogo: At the Women 2.0 conference, co-founder Danae Ringelmann talked about how they discovered their culture. More details on that process here. They’ve found that this set of values and behaviors extends to its customers when they raised $700k for a bullied bus monitor.
: articles focused on creating great culture by startup founder turned CEO coach David Kashen The Awesome Culture Blog
Ridejoy: At Jason’s startup, culture was expressed through our hiring and team food practices.
: an example of how great company culture can sometimes be successfully be codified through a document (a rare feat!) Valve Employee Handbook
Leading vs Following: Sometimes following is just as crucial as leading. CDBaby cofounder Derek Sivers spoke at TED about how to start a movement. And of course we have the well known quote:
“Lead, follow, or get out of the way.” —
Decision Fatigue: Culture allows the team to make decisions faster and avoid the perils of decision fatigue.
: a wonderful book by HBS Professor John Kotter on practices like “bringing the outside in” and “neutralizing the no-no’s” for bringing change to an organization Creating a Sense of Urgency