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CHARACTERISTICS OF SILICON VALLEY COLLABORATORS

I have found that many of the Silicon Valley employees who are committed to collaboration are distinguished by six fundamental characteristics:

  1. A drive to succeed.
  2. The desire to contribute to something meaningful.
  3. Persistence.
  4. Acceptance of differences.
  5. Desire for genuine communication.
  6. Connection to company-wide goals.

Let’s explore each of them.

A DRIVE TO SUCCEED

The desire to succeed is intrinsic to many Silicon Valley employees. Of course, success means different things to different people. To one person it might mean being inducted into the National Society of Professional Engineers. To another it may be attaining a vice president–level position. Many relate success to financial achievement. ...

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