Culture Is Not a Foosball Table

February 8th, 2013 / Comments Off on Culture Is Not a Foosball Table

GUEST MENTOR, Maynard Webb, founder of Webb Investment Network: It’s often said that imitation is the highest form of flattery, but when it comes to startup culture, following the fad of the day is a recipe for failure. Cultures that simply emulate what someone else has built — whether it’s a me-too foosball table or giving everyone job titles with the word ninja in them — will never last.

The best way to build a strong culture is to start at the beginning by paying attention to the founders’ values and thinking about what types of practices will celebrate and extend them. A strong culture is a genuine culture. Authenticity matters…….

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