Culture Risk is Real: Where Wells Fargo went wrong and how you can avoid it

Culture Risk is Real: Where Wells Fargo went wrong and how you can avoid it

In September, regulators fined Wells Fargo $185 million for illegally opening two million “unneeded and unwanted” bank and credit card accounts under customers’ names without their consent. CEO John Stumpf, who has since been forced to step down, claimed this was not a culture problem, blaming instead the 5,300 employees who created (and have been fired…

Obituary: Annual Performance Review “Ranking” Has Died

Obituary: Annual Performance Review “Ranking” Has Died

Annual Performance Review (APR) died last Sunday after a decades-long reign over Human Resources. He is perhaps best remembered for the millions of hours he spent categorizing people into meaningless buckets and alienating workers around the world.

Summer Reading and Chatting Culture with an “Original”

Summer Reading and Chatting Culture with an “Original”

This spring, I attended a talk with Wharton professor of psychology and New York Times writer Adam Grant about his new book: Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World. In an hour-long dialogue with fellow author Daniel Pink, Grant shared dozens of the examples of originality that he sculpted into his best-seller.

Interviewing Our Summer Interns

Interviewing Our Summer Interns

This summer, we welcomed two analyst interns to the THRUUE Crew: Hasia White and Joshua Blatt, both recent graduates of the University of Richmond.

Celebrating the Fourth Year of THRUUE

Celebrating the Fourth Year of THRUUE

While articles have been written and reliable frameworks created, there is no true blueprint for creating a company, building a brand, or attracting great people to join in a mission.

Talking the Power of Culture With the Rane Network

Talking the Power of Culture With the Rane Network

THRUUE believes that culture is a competitive differentiator, and we are not alone. High-performing organizations thoroughly know their cultures and give them sustained, detailed attention from the bottom up and the top down.