Fear, Greed, and #Values

“Be Fearful When Others Are Greedy and Greedy When Others Are Fearful”

― Warren Buffett

Looking back 10 years from now, it will be interesting to see if the year 2017 is viewed as a time of fear, greed, or some completely different emotion.

Back in 2015, the Tech Stars demo night featured not only a number of exciting startups from the Pacific Northwest, but also a great keynote by Concur founder Raj Singh.

Raj gave a fantastic, inspiring talk that emphasized the importance of working early to define company values – as a light to help guide the startup journey through ups and downs.

Immediately afterwards, a draft copy of the core values for Gondola were drawn up. These have served as an incredible ‘anchor’ to help justify the importance of chasing a startup dream when people say,  “wait, you’re going to go do what crazy thing?”   🙂

These Gondola company values were never meant for public distribution – but, given the current political and social climate in the United States right now, it seemed appropriate to share with all potential customers, employees, and business partners – so that everyone understands why we do what we do, and what we will always stand for as a company.

Gondola Core Company Values:

Admiration for the Individual

– Everyone has a Story
– Everyone Deserves Respect (privacy, security, kindness)

Admiration for Longevity

– Durability
– Quality
– Minimalism

Admiration for Life

– Curiosity
– Problem Solving
– Teams & Families
– Fun


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