Financial company Intuit posted a very interesting infographic on their site recently. It shows the top 20 cities for entrepreneurial startups around the world. My city, Kansas City Missouri is not on the list. Neither are any other Midwest cities except for Chicago. 6 US cities did make the cut though. All the usual suspects including Silicon Valley. In the infographic below, there is one really interesting stat. Cities with large thriving arts and music scenes are better locations for startups. This gives me hope for KCMO since we have a very active arts community, and the music scene seems to be reviving. Now if we could just get the education system to value art and music as much as sports we might leap ahead of places like Bangalore India, or Santiago Chile.
Corporate Culture: The Difference is Our People.
No matter where you work, large or small, the ingrained corporate culture defines your work experience.
Over the course of my career I have worked for a number of companies. Some with great corporate culture, others without. The bottom line is, as an employee, or as a corporate leader, you have the ability to define and change the corporate culture of your work environment.
This infographic from NowSourcing shows what defines the corporate culture of three businesses that are consistently ranked as one of the top places to work in America. It’s something all companies should aspire to.