Building a great company is about solving one problem after the next. If you can surround yourself with people that are excited to hop from one problem to problem you will achieve great things.
There is too much at stake for a company to fall into a trap of passive-aggressive behavior. Over the years I have found that if people are honest, open and direct in all conversations you save a lot of time.
If you are focused on doing too many things you won’t do anything really well. By putting an emphasis on this value you are able to create an environment where people spend their time creating waves of productivity versus ripples.
I have always felt that there are three types of people: people who want things to happen, people who watch things to happen and people who make things happen. I have found that ambition can be a really powerful value if it leads to people being the change they want to see in the world.