The Two Pizza Rule

Hot off the grill!

The “Two Pizza” Rule has often been attributed to Jeff Bezos. That sounds fine and dandy for keeping teams small, but does that imply that pizza will be served at every meeting? And if so, what size are the pizzas? It’s all relative, I suppose.

Who’s with me in favor of a “Two Beer” Rule?


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  • Kevin RubinReply
    October 18, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    I think assuming that pizza will be served at every meeting would be jumping to a disappointing conclusion… Unless, of course, it’s a team of middle or senior managers, then they’re entitled to everything at company expense…

  • qkaReply
    October 19, 2011 at 8:57 am

    You can feed quite a crowd with 1 sheet pizza, let alone 2.

  • MBoruffReply
    October 19, 2011 at 9:14 am

    Being employed by Mr. Bezos, if have never heard of this. Not in a work setting anyway. And my team takes at least 4 pizza’s one for me and a coworker the rest for the other 7 people

  • The Horrible HelgeReply
    October 19, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    What’s this about 2 beers per workgroup? I hope we are speaking of 2 _casks_ of beer, or 144 (UK) pints. Sounds about right for a workgroup of 3.

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