Most company handbooks are worse than boring, full of legalise and jargon, mostly serving to backup the company they have been issued from in a legal situation with an employee. Valve have taken the traditional company handbook, and thrown it out the window. Littered with classic one liners such as:
“Definitely panic if there’s caviar”
Not only have they managed to portray the company ethos, structure mission statement and values in an entertaining way they’ve done a stellar job at the design work as well.
Full PDF available should you wish to compare your own (dull) handbook.