Jul 192012

The Best Place to Work, Part 0

The Best Place to Work, Part 0

I keep getting questions about a deck I’ve used several times at Techstars, Seedcamp, DreamIt, and the like which is called “7 Ideas for Creating the Best Place to Work.”  So today I will launch a 7-part series over the next 7 weeks to describe my 7 points.  As always, this is not intended to be perfect or comprehensive, but it is a bit of lessons learned over the last 12-13 years at Return Path.  It’s just 7 ideas – not the only 7 ideas.  And there’s nothing magic about the number 7, despite what George Costanza says.  Or Steven Covey.

Here’s the outline:

  1. Surround yourself with the best and brightest
  2. Create an environment of trust
  3. Manage yourself very, very well
  4. Be the consummate host
  5. Be the ultimate enabler
  6. Let people be people
  7. Create a thankful atmosphere

Let’s go!  I will create a tag cloud for this series called Best Place to Work.

  • http://shuttlecloud.com Eduardo Fernandez

    Really looking forward to these series, thanks for posting!

    PS: will this make it into a book like the Venture Deals stuff?

    • Matt Blumberg

      Possibly – working on that now!Matt

  • http://www.danielclough.com Daniel Clough

    Looking forward to the next 7 weeks! :)

    • Matt Blumberg

      Thanks…thought you might like this series!

  • Jerry F Adkins

    I am interested more on how it is to run a business. I took up management but unfortunately I wasn't able to have a hands on experience on running one. Back in college, it used to be the give aways of promotional products that is needed for marketing. Now it's all about digital mastering. Although at the end of the day, I would agree that aside from running a business, I should also know how to be a good leader among my subordinates.