At Thumbtack, our values are our compass. We asked Thumbtack public policy manager Kellyn Blossom to explain which of Thumbtack’s four core values she embodies most in her everyday work. Her answer: #ReasonFromFirstPrinciples
“As a member of Thumbtack’s public policy team, I advocate on behalf of Thumbtack and its pros to ensure that there are no regulatory barriers preventing professionals from taking the entrepreneurial leap and succeeding on Thumbtack.
I’m always returning to first principles when thinking about which policy issues we should engage on and what proposed changes might look like in order to keep our recommendations consistent with Thumbtack’s values. Almost every policy issue will have competing sides and justifications—reasoning from first principles helps make sure that we end up on the side that’s best for Thumbtack’s customers and pros.”