Thinking outside the Box
No foul play on words. That’s exactly what we felt when we visited Box, a cloud content management company based in Redwood City, CA.
This company was founded in 2005 by Aaron Levie and Dylan Smith. Levie wasn’t even of legal age at the time. They now have more than 1,800 employees.
Thanks to Vincenzo’s contacts, we had the opportunity to spend an hour and a half with Claudio Bartolini, a software architect at Box. He gave us some time to talk about his background, his experience, and the added value that a company like Box brings.
We had the chance to know more about the company and how they could deal with a security breach for example. As everyone knows, there is no such thing as zero risks. However, they do everything they can in order to be as secure as possible.
In a nutshell, they don’t have big CEO offices, with a top-down hierarchy and fixed schedules. You come to work when you want as long as the job’s done. Coffee and frozen yogurts are free and you can play basketball or PlayStation in the recreation area. The company does everything to make you feel like you’re at home, in order to make you work in an effective way.
Thank Claudio, our time at Box was amazing and we really could embody the spirit of Silicon Valley and its new management style.