Just posting here so I have a reminder to them. Dr.Dobbs editorial article on the garage where Bill Hewlett and David Packard founded HP had its own core set of rules. They were:
Believe you can change the world.
Work quickly, keep the tools unlocked, work whenever.
Know when to work alone and when to work together.
Share tools, ideas. Trust your colleagues.
No Politics. No bureaucracy. (These are ridiculous in a garage.)
The customer defines a job well done.
Radical ideas are not bad ideas.
Invent different ways of working.
Make a contribution every day. If it doesn't contribute, it doesn't leave the garage.
Believe that together we can do anything.
These rules would sit well in some of the research labs and start ups I have worked in. Good rules to develop and build a start up by. Click on the image or the title for the full article.