was all about heart this year. Words like 'spirit,' 'caring,' and 'happiness'
seemed to be flying out of just about every panelist's mouth. Love was in the
air, as it should be in a city like Paris, two weeks before Christmas, amongst
a group of some of the most inspiring people in the world of tech.
question wasn't new: "What makes startups successful"? However,
the perspective on how to get there seems to have shifted into a place less
about numbers and analytics to a place of feelings, motivations and intentions.
"Chase the passion, not the money" as Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, put
it takes the passion of Paris with the inspiring words of great leaders to
remind us to come back to our core values. 'Tis the season to open our hearts
and rekindle our thoughts with what matters in life . . . and ultimately find a
way to translate that into business.
Stay tuned to the next post for "Principle I: Company
Culture" based on the advice from LeWeb panelist Tony Hsieh.