I recently just read Ben Horowitz’s 2nd book: What you do is who you are: How to create your business culture.
This post is written as my study notes to understand and apply what’s suggested in this book. So these notes shouldn’t be taken as a literal summary of Ben’s book, but my interpretations of his, as I learn.
Now, let’s get started.
It’s more effective to make your culture explicit
Culture is a set of shared values. Shared by all of the staff in a company.
As the leader, if you don’t make them explicit, your employees wouldn’t know them all.
And more insidiously, each will understand the company’s culture in a different way. And then, they’d act accordingly.
That’s a mess.