April 19, 2016 · 1 min read
When should a startup start to write down its culture and values?
As a startup founder, I deeply believe two things:
When my co-founder Ben and I were deciding whether to work together, we exchanged notes on the values and behaviors that mattered to us. But it felt too early for an official company values statement.
Instead, I wrote a brief set of “ground rules” that we give to new hires on their first day. They’re simple enough to read in a minute, but practical enough to apply to your daily choices and actions:
Thanks to David Crawford for commenting on a draft of this post.
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