I've always given mad props to the smarts of Heidi Roizen. She's seen a lot in her time here in the valley and has always told it like it is. Her recent post this week is no exception..on the failings of entrepreneurs to think before they act.
to summarize, culture is about actions and it almost always is created (whether they understand they are doing so or not) by the founders. If you want my advice, you should build the culture that will best serve your mission – one of integrity, excellence, performance, and delivery of the dream. Anything that diminishes this is shooting yourself in the foot.