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The Founders' List: Internal Letter on Culture from Brian Chesky, CEO of Airbnb (Hiring Series)

Released Tuesday, 30th March 2021
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This is The Founders' List - audio versions of essays from technology’s most important leaders, selected by the founder community.

"On Monday, October 21, 2013, I sent this letter to our entire team at Airbnb. I have decided to publish this in the event it is helpful to entrepreneurs building their cultures." In this famous memo from the early days of Aribnb, CEO Brian Chesky stresses the importance of having a succinct company outlook on culture.

"Why is culture so important to a business? Here is a simple way to frame it. The stronger the culture, the less corporate process a company needs. When the culture is strong, you can trust everyone to do the right thing. People can be independent and autonomous."

Read the full letter here - https://medium.com/@bchesky/dont-fuck-up-the-cultu…

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