Where You Locate Your Company Matters-Mark Zuckerberg

This is a very good read on Techcrunch regarding Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.

Zuck replied: If I were starting now I would do things very differently. I didn’t know anything. In Silicon Valley, you get this feeling that you have to be out here. But it’s not the only place to be. If I were starting now, I would have stayed in Boston. [Silicon Valley] is a little short-term focused and that bothers me.

He explained that he had a conversation once with Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos about this, and the average time someone stays in job at Seattle is twice as long than it is in Silicon Valley. “There’s a culture out here where people don’t commit to doing things, I feel like a lot of companies built outside of Silicon Valley seem to be focused on a longer-term,” he explains. “You don’t have to move out here to do this.”

Quoted from here.  With our team in the United States, Japan, and Korea we do notice a difference in not only national cultures but also areas or district cultures.  For example the business culture in Washington’s Bellevue varies from the business culture of Seattle or Tacoma.  In Japan, the culture of Osaka varies to Tokyo or Yokohama even.  Even in Seoul the business people of Seoul differ to their friends in Pusan.

Good thing to keep in mind when starting, or even moving your company.


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