In Chapter 13 of 15 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, Indiegogo CEO Slava Rubin answers "What Steps Are You Taking to Maintain a Strong Company Culture in a Growing Business?" Rubin shares why culture is important from the moment you start a company and how establishing core company values helped him and his co-founders craft a culture at Indiegogo. Referencing his 2013 SXSW talk "10 Myths of Entrepreneurship", he notes how many entrepreneurs overlook culture when starting a business.
Huffington Post's Third Metric seeks to redefine success beyond money and power. As part of our ongoing series, we look back at what we've learned in the past year on the one-year anniversary of the publication of Sheryl Sandberg's 'Lean In.'
In Chapter 11 of 17 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, educator and entrepreneur Michael Margolis answers "How Are Your Team Dynamics Changing as Your Company Completes More Creative Projects?" With a company that tripled in size in less than three months, CEO Margolis manages employee growth by investing in an intentional, transparent company culture. This sets clear employee expectations around priorities and values and helps Margolis do his best as a CEO to lead his team.
In Chapter 12 of 19 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, innovation strategist Hammans Stallings answers "What Has Working at frog design Taught You About What It Takes to Build a Strong Company Culture?" Working at 40-year old design strategy company frog design, Stallings sees firsthand how people not only can come together to solve client problems but also can individually contribute to shaping what the company represents in carrying on the company history via actions and values.
In Chapter 9 of 20 in his 2012 interview, creative director Jason Anello shares he and his business partners use cultural fit in how they recruit employees and freelance workers. He notes why he values cultural fit over skillset when recruiting and building high performance teams. Jason Anello is a founding partner and creative director at marketing services agency Manifold Partners. He is also the co-founder of the Forking Tasty Brooklyn supper club.
In Chapter 6 of 17 in his 2012 interview, London entrepreneur and Moo.com CEO Richard Moross sees the strength of his network as how much it provides value to others rather than how much it provides value to him. He finds great joy finding opportunities to help people by making connections with his network. This is especially true with the recruiting, hiring and job seeking process, as he finds it eliminates inefficiency and insincerity that come with recruiting, sourcing, and headhunting firms.
In Chapter 15 of 20 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, creative director and Manifold ad agency co-founder Jason Anello answers "How Have You Created a Company Culture That Can Be Embraced by New Employees?" Anello notes that his business, Manifold Partners, started with five friends come together. As the company has doubled in size, Anello notes the importance of engaging new employees through inclusive programs that cultivate the creative business in fun ways.
In Chapter 12 of 17 in his 2012 interview, London entrepreneur and Moo.com CEO Richard Moross discusses taking his London, UK based company into the United States and the cultural and customer differences that have come with it. He discusses the importance of understanding employees on their terms, for example knowing about commutes, and doing the same for customers, in particular how product demand varies by region. Moross is founder and CEO of Moo.com and a leader in the London startup scene.
In his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, Carrot Creative social media agency CEO Mike Germano answers "What Steps Are You Taking to Maintain a Strong Company Culture in Your Growing Business?" Germano differentiates culture from community. Culture is about what employees understand the company to be about. He defines Carrot Creative culture as "hustle, team, adventure". He promotes an underdog culture set by its founders, built on hard work and fun, and maintained by its employees.
In Chapter 13 of 18 in his 2012 Capture Your Flag interview, public affairs and communications strategist Matt Curtis shares the question he now always asks in a job interview. He shares team sports experiences and how playing basketball taught him the importance of positivity and teamwork and why he carries those lessons closely in his professional life. Matt Curtis is the director of government relations at HomeAway Inc. Previously he was communications director for Austin mayors office.
When a client sells their company, it's a big deal. Here's how advisers can help. Plus, how to be a successful value investor. And, how to play the frontier market. WSJ Wealth Management's Veronica Dagher reports.