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“Culture is a set of living relationships working toward a shared goal.”
“Just hearing something said rarely results in a change in behavior. They’re just words. When we see people in our peer group play with an idea, our behavior changes. That’s how intelligence is created. That’s how culture is created.” p.15
Page 55 – “One misconception about highly successful cultures is that they are happy, lighthearted places…mostly not the case. They are energized and engaged, but at their core members are oriented less around achieving happiness than around solving hard problems together.”
“Every dinner, every elbow touch, every impromptu seminar on politics and history adds up to build a relational narrative: You are part of this group. This group is special. I believe you can reach those standards.” P. 57
“Whenever Abrashoff received a suggestion he felt was immediately implantable, he announced the change over the ship’s intercom, giving credit to the idea’s originator.” Pg 84
Pg. 168 – “the best teams tended to be the ones I wasn’t that involved with, especially when it came to training. They would disappear and not rely on me at all. They were better at figuring out what they needed to do themselves than I could ever be” -Dave Cooper
Pg. 140 “Well, that’s exactly how you should conduct yourself all the time around here, with every single decision.”
Chapter 12 – Building habits of group vulnerability is like building a muscle. It takes time, repetition, and willingness to feel pain in order to achieve gains.”
“Whenever you ask a question, the first response you get is usually not the answer – it’s just the first response…you have to find a lot of ways to ask the same question, and approach the same question from a lot of different angles.” – Roshi Givechi, Chapter 12, pp. 162-163
“These groups, who by all rights should know what they stand for, devote a surprising amount of time telling their own story, reminding each other precisely what they stand for–then repeating it ad infinitum.” p. 179