Cultissime: How to Create your Startup's Culture

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Having a good team, or even an excellent team isn't enough - you need to build a "cult". Make no mistake: if it was obvious, we wouldn't need a workshop about it. ...

Having a good team, or even an excellent team isn't enough - you need to build a "cult". Make no mistake: if it was obvious, we wouldn't need a workshop about it.
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  • 1. [Cultissime]
  • 2. Having a good team, or even an excellent team isn't enough - you need to build a “cult.”
  • 3. Most founders ride a fine line between feeling in total control and going crazy
  • 4. Welcome to the club you're normal!
  • 5. Creating a cult starts with the way in which you build your team - the hiring process!
  • 6. The best ideas are those where you can convince people to join even when there is no money
  • 7. Full-time, equity-only commitments are a key sign of strength!
  • 8. You are only as good as your weakest asshole
  • 9. PRINCIPLES
  • 10. Interviewing is not good enough
  • 11. Hire Slowly Fire Quickly
  • 12. A = a(a), so a=a B=c(c), b=c and c=0
  • 13. You can also hire fast And fire fast - it requires a lot of strenght
  • 14. Your team must have ownership
  • 15. “thank God I got a job early on in this company, because there’s no way I could get one now”
  • 16. Make Sure Every Single Candidate is Treated Like Gold
  • 17. Don’t Negotiate Be Fair
  • 18. Create a Dominant Market Share
  • 19. Why Buy Silver when you can Rent Gold
  • 20. Be transparent
  • 21. Try new shit All the time
  • 22. If you discover a rock star pay them
  • 23. Founders Don’t Interview Candidates it’s the Other Way Around
  • 24. You have already decided to risk everything to do your idea; for them, this is your idea and you are asking them to risk their career for you
  • 25. If you find a person you want on your team, then never let go!
  • 26. Press?
  • 27. PRACTICES
  • 28. Try Before You Buy
  • 29. Founder's Veto
  • 30. “The most common reason why people don't make it through is actually not competence, it's culture”
  • 31. Double Unanimous (Making them all say "yes")
  • 32. Hire for talent, not negotiating skills
  • 33. Offer them the Peter Thiel Deal!
  • 34. Miscellaneous: 83b, Game Rooms, Food, Big Monitors, SOMA, yada, yada!
  • 35. One Mile Rule
  • 36. Know Your Worst Case Scenario
  • 37. Remember: it is not your birthright to lead your team just because you founded your company. You must earn it every single day.
  • 38. apply@thefamily.co