Kaoru
Kohashigawa

Taste of Awesome


culture binti

![Trees after a fire](https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1442473483905-95eb436675f1?crop=entropy&fit=crop&fm=jpg&ixjsv=2.1.0&ixlib=rb-0.3.5&q=80&w=900) [Photo by Dikaseva](http://dikaseva.com/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=unsplash) On Monday I re-entered the job market. Turns out international / domestic adoption is a lot more difficult than any of us thought. The founders, instead of pretending things would be alright and fake it, decided to go back into research mode. **Great call**, even if I got the short end of the stick. I don't regret joining the team. In my 1.5 months of being there I got to experience a great culture. ### Culture of Criticism One of the things that attracted me to Binti was the _culture of criticism_. I would meet with my team members weekly or bi-weekly and discuss things that we could improve upon. There was a real desire to improve. It was just about improving technical skills but also soft skills. Things that make you a better team member, a better person. Our industry, I believe, needs more of that. ### Impact It was awesome having a bigger goal than myself. I felt like I was making a real difference in the world. I wasn't fixing a minor inconvenience for the privilege ( although I admit I enjoy those benefits ), I was helping [create families](https://binti.com/about/). ### Open It felt really nice to be able to share my opinions and thoughts without repercussion. There were real discussions weighing pros and cons on certain issues. There was no top down marching orders, without argument. There were orders, but it was well discussed, allowing all parties to share their input. Even if we did not agree. I'm still in awe of the aspiration of Felicia and Julia. To take on the beast that is adoption. I hope they do not fail. I got a taste of what it's like to be part of a company that _seriously_ invests in the development of their employees. I want to continue to work for companies of the same caliber.