The basic rules of hacker school are brilliant.
- no faking surprise
- no well-actually minutua to undermine someone who's on a roll
- no backseat driving
These are contemporary distillations of the elemental building blocks of non-cooperative behavior. They are catchy, sticky, and well-defined which makes them very easy to teach other people. "Dan did you just feign surprise?" and "sorry, I just did a well-actually" very quickly become part of one's lexicon. I've taught them to 2 bosses now, and didn't even have to point them at the website for them to get it.
(yes, the rules also include no sexism/racism etc, but stating so isn't particularly unique. From what I read though, the way that hacker school acts to enact equality is determined and commendable. (for example, the selection process noted in the keynote)).
Funny thing to me, is they are a Y-combinator gig. I sure wish their sense of social justice and ethics would rub off on the leadership of their sibling companies - looking at you reddit, airbnb, and dropbox.