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  • Forget company culture

    Forget company culture

    Forget company culture

    Minifig Assembly by Andrew aBecraft, on Flickr

  • kind of doesn't really matter what people do, given that ultimately you're the one who's gotta be the animus. You're the

    one who's actually going to have to go ship, right?...


  • If we really, really are honest with ourselves theres not really that much

    stuff we can't ship because other people. - Merlin Mann

  • Create your own work culture*

    * You dont need to ignore the culture of your company, just don't let it hold you from to be the professional that you are.

  • This is my culture!

  • Mission: To destroy frontiers between cultures and people through knowledge and improve the world.

  • 1. Learn from mistakes

  • 2. Learn from other

    By Maximilianklein (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 ( or GFDL (], via Wikimedia Commons

  • their successes

    1. Embrace the Suck2. Do It in Public3. Pick Stuff That Matters

    - Jeff Atwood

  • and failures

    Bad companies are destroyed by crisis, Good companies survive them, Great companies are improved by them. - Andy Grove

    By Konstantin Lanzet (CPU Collection Konstantin Lanzet)

  • 3. Keep your mind open

  • 4. Challenges are opportunities to grow

  • 5. Limitations are a source of creativity

  • 6. Perfectionism is rubbish, theres no room for improvement in something


  • 7. Remembe he B P u e

  • 8. Kaizen

  • 9. Think! About Your Work

  • 10. Don't let fear hold you back

  • 11. Collaborate

  • 12. Communication is the key

  • 13. Provide Options, not lame excuses

  • 14. Don't point fingers

    Mr Butterfly on finger by Tatyana A., on Flickr

  • 15. Save your pride for your projects

  • 16. Embrace differences

  • 17. Agile and Lean aren't methodologies, they are culture

  • 18. Leadership is not about power is about responsibility

    By Michal Osmenda from Brussels, Belgium (Louvre Pyramid Uploaded by russavia) [CC BY-SA 2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

  • 19. Think big, act small and see from the top-down view

  • 20. Plan for the worst, expect to fail, spot problems, but relax everything

    will be okay

  • 21. Dont forget ideas, write them down, share

  • 22. Keep the flow

  • 24. Be a Catalyst for Change

  • 25. Question everything

  • 26. Nothing is static or final (except in programming)

  • 27. Refactor Early, Refactor Often

  • 28. Work smart then work hard

  • 29. Don't waste time, it is the most valuable resource

  • 30. Languages aren't religion!

  • 31. Never stop learning


  • Learning weekends

  • Take a hour per week to walk around, meet people and collaborate.

  • Hackathons

    By deror_avi (Own work) [GFDL ( or CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

  • Hackerspace

  • Game nights

  • Dojos

  • Use 10-25% of your free time to

    work in a pet project

  • Dogfooding

  • Give/



  • So What is your culture?

  • Thanks!