Peter Thiel’s bestselling book Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future has been the talk of the town. The biggest takeaway is simple: vertical progress is superior to horizontal progress. As the title implies, going from 0 → 1 trumps going from 1 → n. Yesterday, BetterWorks experienced some serious 0 → 1 progress: we learned to Bhangra.
Our marketing lead Menaka Shroff spearheaded the Diwali charge, planning out a full day of activities. BetterWorkers donned saris and kurtas, painted on mehndi tattoos and feasted on tikka masala and mango lassis. Menaka also brought former Box colleague Aman Manik into the office to teach a group of us some essential Bhangra moves.
Aman was a natural teacher, using metaphors we could all relate to like baskets, goals, cheers, and nudges (if it wasn’t for the “baskets” I’d say there was some sort of theme developing…) It was amazing how much we learned in so little time, and how much fun we had!
Diwali’s emphasis on enthusiasm, happiness and gratitude resonated with all of us here at BetterWorks. I know I’m already ah…