Chapter 

32

My Way — or the Highway

Originally Published
 in 
Medium
May 20, 2019
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Late last winter, after just 6-weeks with the company, one of our employees was floundering.

The issue centered almost entirely on cultural style. The problem?

Cultural leopards rarely change their spots.

This particular employee noted our startup was “weird” and atypical. That we operated oddly, putting the startup at the center of our worlds; that our constant engagement provided limited time for mental relaxation.

None of that felt odd to us — and the rest of the team was so wound around this axle their fingers would have to be removed with pliers...

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