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, written by Jeremy. Read the commentary.

Robert Patterson highlighted a young company in PEI: silverorange . Amongst other things these guys are part of Mozilla/Firefox’s image team.

Their CEO Dan James published a letter to his team that expresses a rare understanding of humanity – his company’s humanity in particular.

Keys for successful young companies that Dan underlined include:

· Trust
· Commitment
· Understanding fear
· Play
· Rest
· Pride
· Charity

His line on bureaucracy rings loud:

“The moment we start to have programs and systems to manage people we lose trust. The day we start tracking vacation and sick days we lose our souls and freedom. The day we punch in and punch out is the day the doors might as well be locked for good.”

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