Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast

Entrepreneurs' Organization

While commendable, this effort to invest in strategy doesn’t work unless the company also focuses on culture. After culture eats breakfast, it continues to chomp its way through strategy for lunch and dinner, too! Organizational culture is intangible; as such, it can be difficult to influence. If the current culture of your organization is not aligned with your strategy, I suggest you take a hard look at how to make some tweaks and clean up your house.

How to leverage organizational storytelling in shaping culture

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Sharing your company’s story can have a powerful and long-lasting impact on company culture —especially during times of change. We found a great example in Culture Renovation: 18 Leadership Actions to Build an Unshakeable Company by Kevin Oakes.


Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Building an Entrepreneurial Culture


I recently participated in a webcast hosted by SHRM on “Three Strategies for Building an Entrepreneurial Culture: Learn how to attract, manage, and build entrepreneurial talent.” But the part that stayed with me most is the consensus he found around what kind of culture everyone there—including him—immediately knew that they wanted to build: one where people can do great work, where they can have a life outside of work, where they feel valued and their work matters.

Leading Culture During COVID-19

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Will Scott, CEO of Culture Czars and a founding member of EO Wisconsin. Many wonder how this will impact the corporate culture they have worked so hard to establish. At Lextech, one of our biggest Culture Czars happened to live in Ecuador.

Creating an Entrepreneurial Culture at Your Organization


At Techstars, we talk a lot about “cultural transformation” and how we can support large corporations’ core objective to become more innovative and agile. As corporations strive to innovate in order to survive, creating an entrepreneurial culture has become a critical advantage. The truth is, large corporations can learn a great deal from startup culture as it relates to fostering a more adaptable, nimble, and entrepreneurial mindset.

From Zero to Tech: Growing Startup Culture in Bhutan


What role does startup culture play in a country that measures success via Gross National Happiness rather than Gross Domestic Product? . This is the remarkable story of a country building a startup culture from the ground up. Growing startup culture across the nation? How does a country go from lifting a national ban on television in 1999 to nurturing tech startups in 2019? What does a startup ecosystem look like in a United Nations’ classified Least Developed Country?

Rolling Stone’s “Culture Council” Is A Bad Investment

Entrepreneur's Handbook

culture startup thought-leadership business marketingOn pay-to-publish schemes and the limitations of thought leadership Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

State embraces collaborative culture with Oklahoma Innovation Model

Innovation 2 Enterprise

With our collaborative culture of innovation, our excellence in research, and our support for startups and existing businesses, we are well on our way. By Scott Meacham.

Company culture still needed when working from home

Innovation 2 Enterprise

But working remotely also has an impact on a company’s culture, and on collaboration and team building among a company’s most important asset—its people. By Scott Meacham. When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.”

Helping Startups Understand Salespeople & the Sales Culture

Both Sides of the Table

Most technology startups seem to be funded by product people or business people. Specifically what is often not in the DNA of founders are sales skills. Nor do they exist in the investors of early-stage companies. The result is a lack of knowledge of the process and of sales people themselves. My first startup was no different. I had never had any sales training so everything we did for the first couple of years was instinctual.

8 Simple Strategies for Founders To Improve Startup Culture

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash Leaders want more efficient workplaces, and founders are in the unique position to set the cultural tone of their organization. An important part of organizational culture is making people feel safe and part of the group.

People Ops Question: How do we define our company culture?


We attract, retain, develop, and support Techstars employees globally and aim to uphold our culture and values, in a manner that is inclusive to all.” . Q: How do we define our company culture? Accelerators Resources Company culture People Ops Techstars TalentBy Sabrina Kelly, Techstars Vice President of Talent.

VC Corner: Marlon Nichols, Cross Culture VC

Startup Grind

Introduction : Marlon Nichols is a founding managing partner at Cross Culture Ventures (CCV), where he leads CCV in identifying game-changing entrepreneurs who are creating next-generation companies.Marlon draws from his unique professional background to drive CCV’s focus on using global trends and shifts in consumer behavior to capture high-potential investments. We started to invest out of our inaugural fund, Cross Culture Ventures I in April 2015.

Does a VCs Culture Really Matter? The Upfront Story

Both Sides of the Table

” We won’t be the right cultural fit for every entrepreneur but if we’re truly WYSIWYG then it helps entrepreneurs decide if we’re aligned. And helping be our cultural ambassador. I’m often asked about the differences between being at a VC and being an entrepreneur and whether I prefer one or the other. The biggest difference I cite is that Venture Capital often feels like an “individual sport” while startups are a “team sport.”

Hustle Culture Has Mass Casualties

Entrepreneur's Handbook

And how to ensure you don’t become one Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». entrepreneurship business work startup marketing

Why “The Culture of Failure” is Imperative to Startup Communities

Both Sides of the Table

After a recent discussion I had with Steve Blank it made me remember that I had left off one of the most critical factors – a culture of failure. At this time I can tell you that the Brits definitely didn’t have a culture of failure. 11:00 How do you think the ‘failure’ culture emerged in Silicon Valley? 14:00 How can we bring that culture to other places? I recently wrote about the 12 tips to building successful startup communities.

How a Fashion Brand in Honduras Is Preserving the Country’s Traditional Culture

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Rafael, a 2018 YLAI Fellow and an entrepreneur in Honduras, saw years later a need for his skills in the country’s cultural heritage sector. “My Today Rafael is working with Xiomara and other artisans to market their products, all the while preserving traditional Honduran culture. For Rafael, these products are testaments to the many layers of Honduran culture. We are a mix of Spanish, Indian, black and Mayan culture.”.

Why I F **g Hate Unicorns and the Culture They Breed

Both Sides of the Table

Not the successful companies themselves but the entire b t culture of swash-buckling startups who define themselves by hitting some magical $1 billion valuation number and the financiers who back them irrespective of metrics that justify it. My concern is that culture of unicorns has created a generation of entrepreneurs & investors looking for short cuts. Something is rotten in tech startup land. Don’t call me a hater for saying so.

5 Reasons Entrepreneur Therapy Enhances Startup Culture and Founder Performance

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Photo by Ali Yahya on Unsplash Despite its shine in pop culture, there’s nothing glamorous about being an entrepreneur. Here are five reasons entrepreneur therapy can improve startup culture and founder performance: 1. that colors the culture of your organization.

Does your company culture encourage employee curiosity?


As usual, culture comes from the top. It could happen, but only if you as manager develop the culture of curiosity that makes such creativity a part of your company DNA. It’s more common than you think.

Creating a Winning Culture in Your Organization

Wesley Cherisien

Culture plays a critical role in any organization’s success. Not only does it enable a company to sustain its performance but at the same time, companies with a winning culture gain a competitive advantage. A high-performance organizational culture offers several benefits.

5 Ways To Keep Your Team Connected With Split Working

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Sam Hill, head of people and culture at BizSpace. . Reinforce your company culture. As a leader , make sure you are proactive in nurturing and reinforcing the company culture, since healthy company cultures have a direct impact on the performance of teams.

How to Thrive in Another Culture as an Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Hint: level your expectations and ask the right questions. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». productivity entrepreneurship money business startup

Building an ethical culture

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

For any company to reach its full potential, a change toward a culture of compliance and ethics is needed. Therefore, a holistic approach to building an ethical culture is required and must focus on every level of the system (individual engagement and motivation, interpersonal interactions, group dynamics, relationships among groups, and interactions with external stakeholders). Building and maintaining stakeholder trust will improve organizational culture.

Startup Culture Rot

This is going to be BIG.

You''re just not actively managing the culture because you''re busy doing other things. Great cultures have values that everyone can be a part of--and these values need to be built in to everyday life at your company, no matter how small it is. The best professionals want to work in places that care about culture and values--because they know actively managing that has second order effects. God forbid a negative cultural reputation gets out in the market.

I’m so ready for the hustle culture to die.


The post I’m so ready for the hustle culture to die. Let’s look at the definition: hus·tle (Verb) force (someone) to move hurriedly or unceremoniously in a specified direction. “they hustled him into the back. appeared first on GCUC Community. Uncategorized Community Coworking Trends

WorkBoard raises $75M as the OKR-focused startup bets on a growing economy, changes to business culture


This morning WorkBoard , a software startup that sells software designed to help other companies plan, announced that it has raised a $75 million Series D.

Can We Stop Saying “Work Hard, Play Hard”?


When Reilly—my partner at GAN Ventures—and I are in the final stages of talks with a company we might invest in, we always ask a question to every CEO… How would you describe your company culture to someone who was thinking about joining your team? Somewhere around three-quarters of the time, their response is something to the effect of, “We have a ‘work hard, play hard’ culture.”

The Intense Power of a Strong Company Culture

Tomasz Tunguz

It was an inspirational moment for me because I observed the intense power of developing strong company culture. As a few of the executives shared with me, culture is a key part of the company and this annual meeting is a key part of that strategy. Culture is managing at scale. Culture starts at the top, and must be a key priority for the executive team. As Jeff Bezos said in 2014, “My main job today: I work hard at helping to maintain the culture.”

Can a culture of entrepreneurship be created?

Carol Lauffer

Can you really create a culture of entrepreneurship, or must it occur organically? Here in Silicon Valley the culture of entrepreneurship permeates just about everything. I have witnessed numerous communities that are actively fostering a culture of entrepreneurship. Culture helps to create fertile ground for the startup of new businesses. Remember that creating a culture of entrepreneurship is a long-term strategy, and economic developers CAN have an impact

Revel pulls electric mopeds after failing to make a dent in Austin’s car culture


Instead, Reig cited the combination of Austin’s “deep-rooted” car culture, which has only become further engrained during COVID. “In addition to having a less dense urban core than our other markets, the city’s deep-rooted car culture has proven difficult to penetrate, especially during COVID.” Shared electric moped startup Revel said Friday that it will shut down its service in Austin later this month.

Streetwear Culture Goes to the Dogs

Entrepreneur - Entrepreneurs Category

When the founder of Fresh Pawz couldn't find clothes and gear he actually wanted to buy for his dog, a company was born. Real Entrepreneurs

How Do Great Managers Create a Culture of Feeback?

Entrepreneurs' Organization

we share an excerpt from the chapter, “Creating a Culture of Feedback.” The post How Do Great Managers Create a Culture of Feeback? The leadership experts at Franklin Covey have released the essential guide to transforming into the great manager your team deserves. From Scott Jeffrey Miller with Todd Davis and Victoria Roos Olsson, Everyone Deserves a Great Manager provides the support and strategies you need to be a better leader.

Develop a culture of curiosity.


It could happen, but only if you as manager develop the culture of curiosity that makes such creativity a part of your company DNA. Some of the world’s best companies to work for are those that encourage employees to spend time following their own paths of curiosity toward development of new products or services. Google, 3M, Facebook , and Microsoft all allow their employees to take time to explore new ideas they conceive and attempt to develop.

The Four Tenets of Conscious Capitalism

Entrepreneurs' Organization

The caring culture he developed also points to his genuine concern for stakeholders. Caring culture. Conscious capitalism contributes to a culture of trust, care and cooperation among the company’s employees and all other stakeholders. Contributed to EO by Kent Gregoire.

Honest cultures in startups

Tomasz Tunguz

This morning NPR profiled an education researcher comparing and contrasting the way different cultures approach intelligence and learning in schools. Though the debate about education methodologies is fascinating, I found the one of the stories in the report reminded me of the importance of transparent cultures in startups. I admire startup cultures that prioritize transparency and reward struggle because these companies value learning.

Honest cultures in startups

Tomasz Tunguz

This morning NPR profiled an education researcher comparing and contrasting the way different cultures approach intelligence and learning in schools. Though the debate about education methodologies is fascinating, I found the one of the stories in the report reminded me of the importance of transparent cultures in startups. I admire startup cultures that prioritize transparency and reward struggle because these companies value learning.