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Forget company culture #CultureCode

  1. Forget company culture Forget company culture Forget company culture Minifig Assembly by Andrew aBecraft, on Flickr
  2. “ 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?...
  4. … If we really, really are honest with ourselves there’s not really that much stuff we can't ship because other people.” - Merlin Mann
  5. Create your own work culture* * You don’t need to ignore the culture of your company, just don't let it hold you from to be the professional that you are.
  6. This is my culture!
  7. Mission: To destroy frontiers between cultures and people through knowledge and improve the world.
  8. 1. Learn from mistakes
  9. 2. Learn from other By Maximilianklein (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 ( or GFDL (], via Wikimedia Commons
  10. their successes “ 1. Embrace the Suck 2. Do It in Public 3. Pick Stuff That Matters” - Jeff Atwood
  11. 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)
  12. 3. Keep your mind open
  13. 4. Challenges are opportunities to grow
  14. 5. Limitations are a source of creativity
  15. 6. Perfectionism is rubbish, there’s no room for improvement in something perfect
  16. 7. Remembe he B P u e
  17. 8. Kaizen
  18. 9. Think! About Your Work
  19. 10. Don't let fear hold you back
  20. 11. Collaborate
  21. 12. Communication is the key
  22. 13. Provide Options, not lame excuses
  23. 14. Don't point fingers Mr Butterfly on finger by Tatyana A., on Flickr
  24. 15. Save your pride for your projects
  25. 16. Embrace differences
  26. 17. Agile and Lean aren't methodologies, they are culture
  27. 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
  28. 19. Think big, act small and see from the top-down view
  29. 20. Plan for the worst, expect to fail, spot problems, but relax everything will be okay
  30. 21. Don’t forget ideas, write them down, share
  31. 22. Keep the flow
  32. 24. Be a Catalyst for Change
  33. 25. Question everything
  34. 26. Nothing is static or final (except in programming)
  35. 27. Refactor Early, Refactor Often
  36. 28. Work smart then work hard
  37. 29. Don't waste time, it is the most valuable resource
  38. 30. Languages aren't religion!
  39. 31. Never stop learning
  41. Learning weekends
  42. Take a hour per week to walk around, meet people and collaborate.
  43. Hackathons By deror_avi (Own work) [GFDL ( or CC BY-SA 3.0 (http: //], via Wikimedia Commons
  44. Hackerspace
  45. Game nights
  46. Dojos
  47. Use 10-25% of your free time to work in a pet project
  48. Dogfooding
  49. Give/ Attend Talks
  50. So… What is your culture?
  51. Thanks!