If you see something off-culture and ignore it, you’ve created a new culture

WWhen I first founded a company, one called LoudCloud, I sought advice from CEOs and industry leaders. They all told me, “Pay attention to your culture. Culture is the most important thing.”

But when I asked these leaders, “What exactly is culture, and how can I affect mine?” they became…

I’m a fuckin’ genius, Jimmy Neutron
Soulja Boy, The Best

Back in 2007 when Marc and I were angel investors, we read everything we could on the emerging techniques for building products and companies. We were hungry for any information that would help us understand the state-of-the-art. Among all the…

“Dinner with Anna Wintour, racing with Anja Rubik
I told you muthaf*ckers it was more than the music”
— Kanye West, “Cold”

Nearly 30 years ago Steve Stoute saw something that changed his life: He went to see RunDMC perform at Madison Square Garden. During the show, as they began…

“Pardon but I gotta question of life now
Look at the n!*g& next to you right now
Is he real, fake or scared?”
-Nas

When I first met Todd and Freddy, they were two guys with an idea. When Todd and Freddy first met Marc and me, we were two…

“Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you’ve got to do is call
And I’ll be there, ye, ye, ye
You’ve got a friend”
-James Taylor

Last night my friend Bill Campbell passed away. He meant everything to me and I am having trouble even beginning to say something.

Today people…

“Yeah, I’m the best to ever do it bitch
and you’re the best at never doing shit”
-Lil’ Wayne, We Be Steady Mobbin’

Back in the days when I was CEO, I noticed something interesting in my organization. Within any function, be it Sales, Marketing, Engineering, Finance, etc., everything worked…

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