Culture exists in every company, either by default or by design. In many cases, founders inadvertently allow norms and behaviors that worked at the startup level to continue for too long. As the company grows, these behaviors often stop working and need to be rooted out of the culture before they begin to slow growth, stifle innovation, and increase turnover. Unfortunately, in addition to lowering productivity for your team, replacing even one employee can cost about a fifth of that...
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You never know where inspiration is going to come from. For me, it was while watching the movie, East Side Sushi (highly recommend). In the movie, an earnest, hard-working Latina woman named, Juana discovers that she has passion for making sushi while working in a Japanese restaurant – and she’s determined to become a sushi chef. I’m sure you can guess the spoiler alert. Although she’s gifted, inventive, determined and a fast-learner, the traditional-minded Japanese restaurant...
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