Sophie Theen is the author of The Soul of Startups. Sophie reveals the misconception that a company’s people make its culture. Instead, that culture starts at the top and works its way down into other teams which is consistently changing. That can lead to unplanned and unforeseen consequences for the staff working in these startups. In the chaotic world of startups, we learn how founders can overcome the lack of emotional maturity in building teams.
- Mark’s first impressions of The Soul of Startups
- A book for three audiences
- The startup paradox
- Sophie’s origin story
- Sophie’s favorite definition of culture and an explanation of transparent culture
- 1s, 3s, 5s, and 8s
- Beware of free dinners
- Burnout – a company or a personal problem?
- Collectivists vs individualists
- Do people leave companies after all (instead of bad bosses or managers)?
- The most important questions an HR person should be asking you while working on a startup’s culture
- Advice for any person wanting to work in the chaotic world of startups