You know what? For the longest time I never really thought that I had any political leaning. It just wasn’t something I thought about. In hindsight though, I’ve always believed in ideals such as equality, tolerance and fairness. I guess that makes me a bit of a lefty? Which, given that I’d not really had this sort of conscious thought for the longest time, sounds strange to say.
When I look at most of our client base, however, they’re predominantly businesses with a real mission. Whether it’s a social impact tech startup, an EduTech scale up for the elderly or a SaaS company saving the trees one sheet of paper at a time, we feel a real connection to them. Which is a lovely place to be. In tandem with this, things like bullying in any form, whether it’s, racism, sexism or whatever, doesn’t sit well with me. That’s when any of that alpha male that’s kicking around inside comes out.
At my business, Crew, our first value is to start with kindness. Every interaction with another human starts somewhere, and we think this is the best place to start. I’d hazard a guess that a lot of this comes from my upbringing and early working life. Treat people how you’d like to be treated until you get given a reason not to.