Some weekend reading and thinking

Enjoy the weekend.

  • My Visit to Trek: Two Guys in a Barn
    “Employees make good use of the commuter program. Each day someone rides, walks, skates or car pools to work, that employee receives credit for Trek products or cash for the cafeteria. This is an incentive to keep in the latest gear and promote general wellness. Between the commute to and from work and the ‘Lunch Time Ride’ my friend at Trek used to average 50+ miles a day during the summers.”
  • Passive-aggressive notes
  • What is your primary motivator?
    “The first step is identifying the motivators that apply to you. Then with practice, you can control your motivation by adjusting your perspective towards a task.”
  • Call the CEO
    “Any employee – that’s ANY employee – in the company can reserve a time on this specific day to call [the CEO]. They can call for any reason.”
  • Fat Smoker Principles: Lessons from the Weight-Loss Industry
    “The core argument of the book is that, in both business and personal life, we know what to do, why we should do it and how to do it, but that doesn’t mean we do what’s good for us in the long term.”
  • The Top 10 reasons why constant complaining is so toxic in the workplace
    “Looking back, I’m not sure that complaining to him would have worked – I think he was incorrigible – but one thing is for damn sure: Out bitching about it, fun though it may have been, did not improve things one little bit.”
  • Is your culture too nice and too inclusive?
    “Inclusion is not right for every situation – or all phases of every situation. Group decision making does not always lead to better decisions. There are times to collaborate and participate and times to divide and conquer.”
  • The W (and M) List – Promoting Quality Bloggers

About Rick Turoczy

More than mildly obsessed with the Portland startup community. Founder and editor at Silicon Florist. Cofounder and general manager at PIE. Follow me on Twitter: @turoczy
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