From Wired Magazine UK Ole Kassow knows that using words like “love” and “kindness” in the boardroom will probably get you kicked out. Nevertheless, he’s on a mission to persuade young startups and established businesses alike that they should persist; that it’s these two things that will make their companies a successful, exhilarating, happy place [...]
We’re great fans of Southwest Airlines and we take every opportunity to tell great stories about this madly inspiring airline company. The Happy Startup School wrote a piece on Southwest yesterday and it adds new intriguing dimensions and examples of great culture to the company.
This is a really great interview and podcast with Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia in which he reveals the circumstances that sparked the creation of Airbnb in its very early days and talks about the importance of putting yourself in other people’s shoes. Read the full story in ZURBsoapbox.
Compliments may not pay the rent, but according to new research, they help improve performance in a similar way to receiving a cash reward. Read the full article in Forbes.
Chris Anderson was trying to fire up his kids about science and technology when he flew the family’s radio-controlled airplane into a tree on Hopkins St. near their Berkeley, Calif. home. After a lot of rock-throwing and branch-flinging, Anderson finally retrieved the wreckage. “My kids were mortified,” Anderson told me last week. “I had to bribe them with ice-cream.” Read the [...]