I just listened to an awesome Webinar with Patty McCord (ex Head of People at Netflix and author of "Powerful") and Margo Wheeler (Chief of People and Culture officer).
One of many great insights I took away is when hiring talent and exploring culture fits (for both sides) Talk about the now.
Nostalgia is a beautiful thing but is it shaping the future of the business? (perhaps if you are a selling vinyl records) - but the back story doesn't give your potential hire the current landscape and the future. "We went through this journey, we had these crazy problems, we have come a long way, we made some big mistakes" - so what!
To shape the culture and hire the right fit talk about the now.
“You’ve got to constantly monitor the message and update it.” What message are you sending your new employees? What is the culture you’re living with your actions each day?