Default corporate stupidity

Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote, in an interview with The New York Times

We always try to ask whether a particular policy exists because it’s a default piece of corporate stupidity that everyone expects you to have, or does it actually help you accomplish something? And very often you realize that you don’t really know why you’re doing it this way, so we just stop doing it.

The best entrepreneurs build the best companies; this much is obvious. What is not so obvious is an underlying trait shared by the best — a fearless and relentless questioning of the status quo; an incessant and repetitive asking of the question, “Why?”

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