A virtual “no rules environment” is necessary for the culture of Yankee ingenuity to flourish. No rules in the sense that free thought and imagination are encouraged, facilitated, and unrestricted and are not subjected to repressive standards, traditions, or paradigms.
This applies to both the technical side of business and to the organizational aspects. The rules governing fair play to all, business integrity, and morality, remain in their proper place at the highest level. But remember: standardization and innovation are mutually exclusive.