GitLab, a remote-only company, open-sourced their employee handbook.
Insights into compensation & culture data.
no company has a culture; every company is a culture. A startup is a team of people on a mission, and a good culture is just what that looks like on the inside.
Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel, Blake Masters
That statement is easy to dismiss, thinking “yeah, of course”, but few companies truly understand the truth contained in those words. Culture cannot be bolted on, but it can easily fall by the wayside if left unminded or is de-prioritized in times of growth or crisis. The effort to repair it later takes years and culture rarely runs as deep as it did in the early days.
Be mindful of your team, your startup and the internal reflection provided by your culture. If you want to build a great company, you cannot afford to let it slip.
Recordings of English accents and dialects. via @mrflip
I ran across this awesome video on Shanghaiist. It’s packed full of some interesting stats, culture and interpersonal behavior. There are a couple of translation issues in the video text and narration, but it’s pretty obvious when you see it.
It runs about 10 minutes long, so it’s a perfect way to spend a quick break during your day.
Note: The video doesn’t always load, so if you run into any issues, try pausing any adblock software you are using (this site doesn’t run ads, but the video has a short pre-roll ad). If that doesn’t work, you can try to watch the video on Shanghaiist or on Tudou.