LONG TERM > SHORT TERM
We put an emphasis on long term value and impact over short term gains. In fact, impact is the sole reason we do anything & everything. It is our only bottom line. Although we believe in the power of profit to drive lasting and scalable change, when evaluating an opportunity, we examine its worth via the depth and breadth of the value and impact we envision possible.
GYSHIDO // VISIT THE SITE
We look for a team-player mindset with an autonomous work practice. Unreasonable is not a micro-management culture. We operate under the assumption that everyone on the team will Gyshido and we all hold ourselves accountable. We only work with people who follow-up and follow-through religiously. People who never let others wait for their part of the job. Ever. *
YOUR ENERGY > YOUR TIME
If you choose to start your workday at noon or at 5am, so long as you Gyshido, the decision is entirely yours. If you want to go on a hike for 3 hours in the middle of the day, awesome. We will shape your work around your life. That said, we only work with teammates who feel this is their life’s work. Put in another way, this is not a 9-5pm job… It is more than that. *
CLIMB THE RIGHT MOUNTAIN
The speed at which you climb the mountain is important, but only relevant if you choose the right mountain to climb. Effectiveness is more important than efficiency. We constantly ask ourselves if we are climbing the right mountain. It’s about focusing on what matters most (i.e. 10% of effort can be 90% of productivity). Click here to link to a relevant blog post. *
MAGIC IS IN THE DETAILS
Design matters, the details matter, personality matters, and intentionality is critical. We are tired of hearing that the devil is in the details; instead, we believe the magic is in the details. We have a culture that takes as much pride in a perfectly placed pixel as we do with the design of a page. Overtime, it is our belief that this obsession over detail will speak volumes. *
ALWAYS ASK “WWMD?”
Ask yourself “What Would MacGyver Do?” MacGyver would leverage creativity and the resources at-hand instead of looking elsewhere for the answers. We believe in the importance of maximizing partnerships, realizing the potential of our team, not turning to “more money” as the answer, running a lean operation, and in short, doing as MacGyver would do.
WE > I
We believe in pathological collaboration. We strive to turn competitors into partners and stand on a belief that the world’s greatest challenges will never be solved by one person, one team, or one company. We also believe in the idea of “The Productive Stranger” and its power to accelerate serendipity. *
TEAMMATES = THE MESSIAH
Within our own team, we always assume good intentions. We strive to treat one another like The Messiah and we will go through hell or high water for each other. We strive to create an environment and team that people want to be part of. Part of this is about having humility and viewing vulnerability as a strength. *
We push for open communication even when it’s tough. Whether that means being transparent about our failures publicly or creating the conditions for authentic communication within our teams. We have chosen to embrace honesty, and sometimes awkwardness, as the path to an incredible team and a brand worth believing in. It’s simple: Don’t bullshit yourself or others.
Thomas Edison is famous for saying, “Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.” We work in an environment where you often have to do the right things over and over again. We believe consistency forms habits. Habits make hard things effortless. And that nothing grand comes easily. We love the grind.
The quality of people across the table is paramount to any team member, partnership, investment, or deal, and there are no exceptions on this rule. We only do business with people we love working with: individuals we admire both personally & professionally. *
BIAS TOWARDS ACTION
Another way to put this is “Adapt > Plan.” If you plan too much, you will be irrelevant. At the end of the day, you cannot read to learn how to ride a bike. You simply have to start pedaling. Our culture is one of learn-by-doing, rapid-prototyping, and a healthy dose of experimentation.
We believe in the potency of a curious perspective. We strive to learn both from failure and success and believe that teams often forget to value learning as a measurable outcome to any project. Furthermore, our teams are constantly pushing themselves to be learning new things (personally, professional, physically, and spiritually). We ask you lean into curiosity. *
Just fucking around…
FAMILY AND HEALTH FIRST
We know it’s ironic that this value is last on the list. That said, in many ways, we saved the most important for last. There is nothing more important. It is always prioritized. If you are sick, if someone is getting married, if there is an urgent family need, we will insist you drop everything and take care of your family and your health above all else.