Compassion > Intellect
Compassion is the prerequisite to organic collaboration. Be humble with intellect and domain knowledge. Individual expertise is one piece of a larger puzzle.
Create > Consume
Seek to create value for others and society where and when you are able; a long-tail of benefits will surely follow for yourself and the community.
IRL > URL
As wonderful as the internet is, it will never replicate the shared memories, serendipity, and impact to society that only in-person interactions can provide. Be intentional with IRL engagement.
Complementary > Exclusionary
All of an individual's attributes and skill sets are complementary to other individual’s attributes in the build_community. We cannot assess fish by their ability to climb trees.
Scarcity = Innovation
Resource constraints breed innovation. Groundbreaking work is often done by small teams with few resources.
Actions = Ideas
Ideas inspire action and action refines our ideas. Both are equal parts necessary to increase the velocity of feedback loops. Ship early and often.
Dignity + Opportunity
Dignity and opportunity are fundamental rights of all build_members, we actively seek to amplify both for each other rather than impede.
Bridges > Ladders
Strong networks are built laterally, not vertically.
Contribute > Criticize
Constructive conversations are the path towards breakthrough ideas. Don't subtract without adding, especially when criticizing.