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 impact we envision possible.
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 and it needs to be intentionally measured over time. We constantly ask ourselves if we are climbing the right mountain and look to leverage data to ensure we are on course and heading towards the chartered summit.Click here to link to a relevant blog post. *
We believe humility is paramount and we view vulnerability as 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 and don’t bullshit others.
We believe in the potency of a curious perspective and we are obsessed with prototyping. We strive to learn both from failure and success and we believe that teams often forget to value learning as a measurable outcome to any project. We constantly push ourselves to learn new things (personally, professionally, physically, and spiritually). We continually set and test hypotheses that help us to rapidly evolve towards our mission. WE believe that the best way to learn, is to do. *
WE > I
We stand on a belief that the world’s greatest challenges will never be solved by one person, one team, or one company. We believe in pathological collaboration and strive to turn competitors into partners. Within our own team and community, we always assume good intentions and when circumstances demand it, we are committed to going through hell or high water for each other. *
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 never let others wait for their part of the job. We hold a conviction that nothing grand comes easily. We love the grind. *
YOUR ENERGY > YOUR TIME
If you choose to start your workday at noon or at 5 a.m., so long as you Gyshido, the decision is entirely yours. If you want to go on a hike for three 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 a deep connectedness to their work. Put another way This is not a 9 a.m.-5 p.m. job… It is more than that. *
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 “money” as the answer, running a lean operation, and in short, doing as MacGyver would do.
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 detail. We believe 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, we believe our obsession over detail will speak volumes. *
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 spending time with: individuals we admire both personally & professionally. *
FAMILY AND HEALTH FIRST
We know it’s ironic that this value is last on the list, but there is nothing more important. Your family and health are 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.