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The Argument for Fighting

Ever have the flu but still have to go to the office? A functional culture is like that. It’s sufferable and not deadly; so, we plod on. A bad culture is one we run from; we can see or feel that something is missing either in direction, values, protocols or results. But functional cultures are ones  More

Superheroes R Us

You have all the power you need for the task you have ahead of you! This talk takes you down the streets of Gotham in the batmobile exploring the stuff that made the dreams of Batman and Superman. Far-fetched? Not really. It is ideas that shape our journeys. And being brave enough to speak out  More

Apple’s Startup Culture

At the recent All Things D conference, Steve Jobs described Apple’s (AAPL) culture as “that of a startup.” Why? Is it because he is nostalgic, yearning to rebuild the company he founded nearly 35 years ago? Is he reflecting a passion for the innovation and entrepreneurship so often inherent in startups? Or is he saying  More

3 Ways: Know You're A Start-Up

Culture has to be one of the most popular topics, yet analytically hard to quantify. It thus gets relegated to the “soft stuff” because there is little evidence-based research supporting how to create a viable culture, what a good culture is, etc. And perhaps a high-performance culture is a little like the often quote about  More

3 Ways: Know You’re A Start-Up

Culture has to be one of the most popular topics, yet analytically hard to quantify. It thus gets relegated to the “soft stuff” because there is little evidence-based research supporting how to create a viable culture, what a good culture is, etc. And perhaps a high-performance culture is a little like the often quote about  More

Google as Your Culture?

Here in the valley, there’s a weird awe of Google. It reminds me of the awe that Apple once had when I was there — as a place where the best and brightest go to work. I’ve heard that Intel had that cachet before Apple and some people are now suggesting that Twitter is the  More