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Culture, funding and amazon buying whole foods
Observing a growing business from a far will make you think that there is no way that this company is going to fly or be successful.

But, there is a two ingredient recipe that will help a company grow and still maintain the happy employees.

1. A permeating, strong culture on all levels
2. Hiring the right people with the right attitude, not necessarily the right skills
The previous weeks we have read and harvested articles, podcasts and other medias around this topic, growth culture. There is an inevitable marriage between the two that basically makes a company if done right and literally breaks a company if done bad.

This brings us to the articles that we have sourced this information from. Just like always, some old and some new to give you a mix of trends and proven ideologies.

Happy reading!
Martina, Result

Interesting reads
The funding deck of our dreams, containing everything from hands on tools. mergers etc. maybe applicable for Whole Foods now that they have been aquired by Amazon?
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Culture hiring
Book design is the art of incorporating the content, style, format, design, and sequence of the various components of a book into a coherent whole. In the words of Jan Tschichold, book design, "methods and rules upon which it is impossible to improve, have been developed over centuries. To produce perfect books, these rules have to be brought back to life and applied."
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Listening to this weeks Master of scale we learn that regardless of how many companies you have built. If you don't bring the culture and hire people who are givers (and not takers) along on the growth journey, you will most likely fail.

The Netflix founder, Reed Hastings have done both. Tune in to the episode where you find podcasts or to iTunes on the link below.
Tune in to episode
LinkedIn funding deck

Coolest tech
Nokia thermo
They launched a few months ago but we can't get over the coolness of this thermometer
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