StartUpers must act like modern day samurai! In any case, that’s the philosophy of the Samurai Incubate, a Silicon Valley atmosphere near Tokyo Bay. And it’s a good pretext to learn some kanjis (Japanese characters) through their honor code!
Startuper-Samurai Honor Code:
義 (Rigor) The goal of a startup’s associates should not only be to achieve their goals as quickly as possible, but to persist in their collective dynamic to consider others even higher.
礼 (Respect) Express gratitude to all partners, even in situations of withdrawal, failure or abandonment.
勇 (Courage) Cardinal value of the startuper. But it is not only a question of having the courage to take the plunge: it is also a question of daring to focus on long-term risks, to the detriment of profitable prospects in the short term …
誉 (Honor) Not to sacrifice honor for the sake of profit. As with courage, the startup-samurai must choose the action of which he will be proud, and not the action that puts his interests ahead of those of others.
仁 (Benevolence) Always strive to act for the good of others, of the community – and of humanity.
誠 (Honesty) It can sometimes seem hard to believe in this dirty world, but honesty always pays off, at least for the bravest who commit for the long haul.
忠 (Loyalty) Not to take the merits of another, while respecting the roles assigned to each. A good understanding is born a solid and lasting organization.
挑 (Challenge) Another key word for all start-ups and entrepreneurs, samurai or not: love challenges, set ambitious goals and accomplish them 120%!
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