I am joining the Alberta community of people sharing a common faith in continuously growing the CULTURE of innovation and entrepreneurship. We are an inclusive, silo-busting, sector-agnostic, all-industry, open-source, ego-shrinking, ecosystem-building, entrepreneur-focused, wide-open, social-barrier-smashing community.
This agreement describes what it means to innovate together. It defines what we allow and pursue versus what we resist and avoid. It is a litmus test for the quality of our decisions, actions, and ways of being together. By signing this agreement I agree to join the Rainforest community, to embrace, and promote this explicit set of 10 values and principles.
DIVERSITY - I embrace diversity, strive to create equal opportunity for every person, and I am open to meeting anyone in this community.
FREE HELP - I understand that I will receive valuable help from others for free.
TRUST - I will give trust to others before expecting to receive trust in return.
PAY IT FORWARD - I agree to "pay forward" what ever positive benefits I receive.
LISTENING - I will bring people together and listen, as none of us is as smart as all of us. I believe in the big tent. I believe we gain strength through diversity.
HONESTY - I will be truthful and frank. I will break rules and call out elephants in the room.
TEAM SPORT - I will create teams to play, dream, experiment, iterate, and persist. I understand mistakes happen. Failing quickly and cheaply are acceptable ways of testing new ideas.
SHARING - I will open myself to learning from others. I am eager to act to learn. I will share my knowledge in the spirit of the Creative Commons to help nurture learning in others.
ROLE MODEL - I will lead at times and follow at other times. Each person acts as a role model for everyone else. I will live by these ideals and enforce them as a member of the Rainforest community.