1. A label for growth
You now belong to a curated community. Its success affects yours, and it doesn’t happen by itself. Your effort will help you in return. Whether that’s about hiring, funding, sales, or just sharing experiences: give before you get. If the label grows, you grow.
2. A home, not a hotel
If we all pick up after ourselves, leave things better than we found them, and treat this as our home, then we can all focus on our companies and our growth. You share your space at TQ with a community that depends on you treating it with care.
3. Work hard, play nice
This is a place where people are doing meaningful work that’s hard to do and requires focus. That doesn’t mean you have to take yourself too seriously. Have a laugh, relax, be weird. Just as long as you respect others and act responsibly.
4. Respect the system
This is a space made for hundreds of people to share. Sometimes things take some getting used to. Give it a minute. Think of how this community could benefit from doing things in a scalable way. Feel free to make suggestions on how we can improve that!
5. Difference is awesome
A community only works when it consists of multiple types of people from different genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disabilities, or indentation preferences. We celebrate diversity here, and we’re tolerant of everyone except the intolerant.
6. No jerks
If someone isn’t nice, kindly set them straight or ask us for help. There is no shouting, no name-calling, no intimidation, no harassment, no gossip, no snark, none of that in TQ. If somebody is a jerk to you, let us know and we’ll happily kick them out.
7. No poaching
Before you offer anyone a job in this community, check with their founder first. Are they okay with you approaching someone or them approaching you? Then respect their request. If it’s a no, full stop. If yes, thank them. Maybe they’ll send you a candidate later?
8. Don't struggle solo
The community is here for you. Whatever your struggle is, ask for help. Send people a good deck or a forwardable email. Go to #help-me-out. Be clear about how they can help. Be reliable in your response. If you’re a great person to help, you’ll get it more often.
9. Think forward
Any expert can tell you how things were done before, but you can’t get stuck in the past. This is a progressive community where we think about how to have an impact on the future. Ditch the hype, ignore the vultures, and pioneer what’s next.
10. Go big
You’re here to grow exponentially, to not just double your efforts but increase them tenfold. Keep that mentality going and motivate others to do the same. Share your wins and failures. Remember to aim for Mars and you’ll surely land on the moon.