Culture and Team Building (for startups)
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How to build an amazing team? On a limited budget (or after you get funded), team building will remain one of a startup founder's most pressing challenges.
Collection of Educational Resources:
The Woman Who Created Netflix’s Enviable Company Culture | Fast Company
How Patty McCord created what Sheryl Sandberg called “the most important document ever to come out of the Valley.”
Don’t Fuck Up the Culture
Brian Chesky – Medium: "On Monday, October 21, 2013, I sent this letter to our entire team at Airbnb. I have decided to publish this in the event it is...
Diversity + Inclusion at Early Stage Startups - CS183F
Stanford University: Published on May 30, 2017, Kat Manalac, Partner and Director of Outreach at YC, hosts a panel with Makinde Adeagbo (dev/color), Cat...
When we only hire the best means we only hire the trendiest
An acquaintance of mine, let’s call him Mike, is looking for work after getting laid off from a contract role at Microsoft, which has happened to a lot ...
what happens when a culture is driven by the need for money to make more money
Resist and Thrive – Yancey Strickler – cofounder of Kickstarter.
Nov 9, 2015
"We don’t expect everyone doing a Kickstarter project to become a Publi...
Why Amazon pays employees $5,000 to quit - CNBC
The tech giant offers a strong incentive to those considering an exit...
IndieHackers podcast - with Lynne Tye of Key Values
How to Build a Life You Love by Quitting Everything Else with Lynne Tye of Key Values
After spending years pursuing a career in science, Lynne Tye (@...
Warby Parker built a 1,400-employee company by focusing on team culture
Warby Parker grew to over 1,400 employees in under a decade, and one reason they were able to maintain that rocket-ship pace is their focus on team cult...
What companies mean by culture fit
Hiring the best employees and building a strong culture are imperatives for any company. However, culture fit screens in the interview process have been...
Adam Grant: The best employees are not the agreeable ones — Quartz at Work
Prepare to see conventional wisdom challenged.
The Dangers of Hiring for Cultural Fit - WSJ
Employers often aim to hire people they think will be a good fit, but their efforts can easily veer into a ditch where new hires all look, think and act...