The Magic of Value Statements is in Failing at Them

Marianne Bellotti
5 min readMar 17

Or what I learned from years of working for cult-like founders

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I have always been deeply cynical about value statements. You know what I mean: those written lists of vague platitudes that companies try to cargo cult on top of an existing set of organizational processes. You’re supposed to memorize them because they are supposed to govern your behavior and guide what you…

Marianne Bellotti

Author of Kill It with Fire Manage Aging Computer Systems (and Future Proof Modern Ones)