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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Work Hard. Have Fun. Make History.

I don't know if Judy still tries to compare Epic with Amazon, but the comparison is more accurate than I originally thought.

Recently, I ran across Amazon's slogan: "Work Hard. Have fun. Make History." It bears a certain resemblance to Epic's slogan: "Do Good. Have Fun. Make Money." I'm not sure whose slogan came first, but I'm curious about who copied whom.

So I started doing some research. I found this article with an image of Amazon's slogan emblazoned in 9000-point font in its warehouses fulfillment centers. It didn't give me a date for the slogan, but it did describe working conditions and a management strategy that is all too familiar.

Since Judy also compares her company to Google and Facebook, here are their slogans:

Google: Do No Evil.
Facebook: Move Fast With Stable Infra. Previously, it was Move Fast, Break Things.


  1. Ha, came across your blog. Very nice. Myself- never worked at Epic but over at American Girl. Was fired after 8 years of working there, for about the same reason as you all were fired. Difficult boss. Sill can't figure out why I was fired. Keep up the good work.

  2. Semi-related article: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/16/technology/inside-amazon-wrestling-big-ideas-in-a-bruising-workplace.html?_r=0

    I'm sure similarities are obvious but the biggest difference is probably that Epic employees aren't so vicious to each other... that being said I'm sure at least one person has found themselves "buried" by a string of negative reviews from the same group of people.

    1. This article really hit home. When I was at Epic, my friends who worked at Amazon were going through similar things. The environment at Epic is toxic, but seems even more extreme at Amazon.