Suhail Doshi

Suhail Doshi quotes on culture

Founder MightyApp + Mixpanel. Pizzatarian, programmer, & music maker.

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1

Company culture isn't defined by writing them up in a document & then onboarding new employees by preaching the gospel. It's defined by every decision you make & the bar you uphold while you operate. Being explicit merely clarifies them.

2

The right teammates: give you energy, create natural social accountability, increase your optimism, enhance your focus, support your learning. The wrong teammates: create fear, reduce safety, fatigue, chastise your inexperience, micro-manage, demotivate. Find the right team.

3

It's easy to underestimate having a tiny team early on. If you get the culture right w/ a tiny team, each incremental hire tends to not deviate too far from the cultural mean but if you start bigger at the onset, it takes longer to discover w/ more people where the mean even is.

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Your product & your company's culture are represented in the defaults selected for the people it serves. e.g. Apple asks you if you're willing to be tracked vs Google default: you must opt-out.

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