FAST COMPANY: How do you acknowledge individual achievement in a collaborative environment?
DAVID LIEB: So we're a software company, we develop software, and it's done in groups of people. And the way we recognize individual contribution is we have a wrap-up meeting at the end of every feature-development period and the team leader gets up and explains what the group was able to accomplish during that period. But they call out the individual contributions of each person on the team. So if one guy makes a heroic contribution keeping the servers up during a big period of growth, we'll call that person out so the whole company will realize that person made a big contribution this time.
How do you acknowledge individual achievement in a collaborative environment?
Dave conceived of Bump while daydreaming in an accounting class during his first year of b-school at the University of Chicago...and then dropped out to start Bump. Before Bump, Dave developed algorithms at Texas Instruments and worked on computer vision at Stanford. He graduated from Princeton, where he pitched on the baseball team.