Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish quotes on working for startups

Founder Farnam Street. Reader & writer. Student & teacher. Leader and follower.

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If you think it’s expensive to hire a talented employee, wait till you hire an untalented one.

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One of the biggest problems in organizations is that people with no relevant knowledge help make the decisions.

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Organizations often signal what they lack. For example ... The more an organization tries to win a top employer award, the worse they actually are to work with. The award only feeds the ego of the people in the building. When you're great, you don't have to tell people.

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A lot of people misunderstand value creation in the workplace. The value you create is a function of delivered value minus the costs to get that value (drag).

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

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complexity, compliance, consensus, and committees ... Unless you’re at the top of the pyramid, all of these offer job security. They also lull you into false confidence and conceal, rather than reveal, dangers.

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