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On Creeds and Manifestos

On Creeds and Manifestos

Manifestos can be helpful and three sample manifestos: 2 fake ones and one real.

Nikolay Bachiyski

June 16, 2012

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  3. Manifestos help

  4. Get values out of our heads

  5. Make values explicit

  6. Give us reasoning for decisions

  7. 5 mins 3 manifestos 2 fake + 1 real

  8. Personal SAMPLE

  9. independent workaholic smart jerk

  10. Work over family, unless there is a family emergency SAMPLE

  11. Coldly logical over emotional & creative SAMPLE

  12. I won’t do something just because somebody else is doing

    it SAMPLE
  13. I will master one thing, not be Jack of all

    trades SAMPLE
  14. I won’t be in debt for more than a month

  15. Insult is taken, not given SAMPLE

  16. Exercising is for sissies, who can’t get their shit together

    and eat properly SAMPLE
  17. I won’t feel guilty for causing kittens and unicorns die

  18. None
  19. Team SAMPLE

  20. building short-lived promotional sites

  21. We’re in a sprint, not a marathon SAMPLE

  22. I won’t be afraid to take huge risks, the site

    will be thrown away soon anyway SAMPLE
  23. After I work overtime, I will take as much time

    off SAMPLE
  24. Performance over scalability SAMPLE

  25. Company

  26. http://ma.tt/2011/09/automattic-creed/

  27. I will never stop learning

  28. I won’t just work on things that are assigned to

  29. I know there’s no such thing as a status quo

  30. I will build our business sustainably through passionate and loyal

  31. I will never pass up an opportunity to help out

    a colleague, and I’ll remember the days before I knew everything
  32. I am more motivated by impact than money, and I

    know that Open Source is one of the most powerful ideas of our generation
  33. I will communicate as much as possible, because it’s the

    oxygen of a distributed company
  34. I am in a marathon, not a sprint, and no

    matter how far away the goal is, the only way to get there is by putting one foot in front of another every day
  35. Given time, there is no problem that’s insurmountable

  36. None
  37. SVN vs. Rule #0

  38. No bullshit

  39. Creeds are not set in stone, iterate

  40. Manifestos are better extracted than constructed