Work on hard things that will add customer value. Don’t reinvent the wheel. Re-use when possible.
Bias for action
This principle is a hat tip to Amazon’s Leadership Principles. Speed matters. When decisions are reversible, we make them quickly. We build things and test our hypotheses with the same speed.
Keep it super simple. Don’t over-engineer it if it doesn’t add value. Focus on what needs to get done and get it done.
Be an owner
Be ready to stand by your work and take constructive criticism at the same time. Gain ownership and respect through what you build.
Disagree, but once its decided, commit
Another Amazon principle. We expect you to disagree and drive open debate. Debate ideas, not people. Once we decide after enough discussion, commit to the decision. Don’t disregard it or be passive-aggressive in response.
We have a tough problem to solve and don’t waste time taking personal shots, back biting, gossiping or engaging in any form of politics.
Don’t be selfish, play games or manipulate. Don’t claim credit or ownership without actually doing any heavy lifting. We’re a team with a goal, and we achieve that with cooperation.