People bring their instruments to work at Etsy. Even the chief executive officer has a guitar in his office, which he started strumming at 8:30 a.m. on a recent morning and was soon joined by several others, making an impromptu band.
When the New York-based company has its monthly all-hands meetings, which it calls Y'all Hands for added quirkiness, the "house band" performs variety-show style to kick off and close the meeting, CEO Chad Dickerson said.
"Nothing against the Silicon Valley talent pool, but we will take them on in a battle of the bands any day," he said in an interview this month. "The way to make New York a great tech scene is to use the things that are great about New York, like the creative culture." Read more...More about New York City, Etsy, Arts, Silicon Valley, and Business Go to Source