Best 20 Quotes & Tweets on Company structure

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1

The quickest way to ruin the productivity of a small company is to have it adopt the practices of a large company.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

2

Startups: let's do it and ask for permission later. Big companies: let's have a meeting to see if we should ask for permission to do it.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

3

Toyota has a decision-making principle called “gemba.” Instead of depending on hierarchy, the people who are closest to what’s happening make decisions. Here’s why: Toyota believes that the more hands-on knowledge a decision-maker has, the better their decision will be.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

4

Universities, Incubators, and Venture Capital firms are really “Curation Businesses.”

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

5

The variation between engineering output is so high that the best engineers will always be underpaid, and driven towards founding companies.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

6

Investors may prefer tokens over equity - tokens give direct ownership of revenue, equity may be profits trapped inside corporate structure.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

7

The United incident is what happens when you run companies on rules not principles.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

8

Companies describing workers getting a better offer as "poaching" reveal exactly what they think: Employees are animals. THEIR animals.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

9

The higher you climb in your company, the more you need to write well.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

10

The quickest way to ruin a company is to solve people problems with bureaucracy.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

11

Corporations have long done background checks on prospective employees. It's time for customers to do background checks on corporations.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

12

Goal for my business: Make it easy to run, even if it means we can’t build a massive company

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

13

Company cultures dominated by the belief that everyone should be in the chat room constantly or check it every five minutes are toxic.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

14

Customer service should be the most innovative team in a business

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

15

One way companies gain leverage over people is through standardization, which makes it easy to substitute one person for another.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

16

Signs of terrible corporate culture: territorial managers in denial, isolated, or detached. Focus on perks and meetings. Driven by rules.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

17

Organizational complexity is not something that happens. It’s a choice.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

18

Rule #1 for remote work: Company systems should have as few moving parts as possible. Sending messages back-and-forth is the enemy of speed, efficiency, and quality of life.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

19

To paraphrase Upton Sinclair: A company cannot prioritize that which their profits depend on them not prioritizing.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

20

Many companies are learning the challenges of remote / distributed work first hand right now.

Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

@hnshah