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Work should be challenging, and the challenge should be fun.

Larry Page


The marketplace is rewarding organizations and individuals who change things and create remarkable products and services. It's engaging, thrilling, profitable, and fun.

Seth Godin


Fun must be a big element in your business strategy. Business is ideas and fun and excitement and celebrations, all those things.

Jack Welch


Pranks became second nature. When Hovey left for a week's vacation, he returned to find a sheetrock wall where his door has been. Windshield cement inspired many office pranks: You'd leave your desk only to return to find everything glued down: soda cans, papers, pens. David's door was once glued shut when he was getting a pitch from a salesperson. Another office was webbed in by the sticky trails from a hot glue gun. There were rubber band wars and squirt skirmishes (similar to the pranks at Apple at the time), and plenty of water balloons dropped out of the window.

Tom Kelley


A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.

Richard Branson

Virgin Group

We've been experimenting with ways to continue to bring in breaths of fresh air (e.g. innovation) into the normal process of getting a company off the ground. After a bunch of different attempts, I think we finally found one that works. We call it a "hackathon". Google does something like this with their "20% of people's time is supposed to be on projects that aren't related to what they're working on" but for us, in a startup, we found that allocating time is not the same as taking it. Essentially, we would allocate time but it would get taken up by something urgent that came up at the last minute. Making an event out of it added enthusiasm, anticipation and stupid antics that make this kind of thing fun (air-horns, stupid hats, lots of pez, etc)

Joe Kraus



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