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When it comes to Harry Potter, which Hogwarts house should your business be in?

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09 December 2016

Former deputy editor

Is your business more Harry Potter or the Dark Lord? Using sorcery skills, we’ve got a method that will determine which Hogwarts house your firm should be sorted into.

Harry Potter, of course, left the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry during the summer holidays and returned to his Surrey home on Privet Drive.

That very same home that was featured in the films went on sale in September, to provide die-hard fans the chance to embrace the magic of the Boy Who Lived.

However, if you missed out on the chance to snap up the £475,000 three-bedroom abode, you still have a chance to conjure up some magic for your business.

With Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them currently in cinemas, J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world continues to be a hot topic of discussion.

As such, infographic specialist Venngage has researched how companies would fair, should they be sorted into the houses of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

For example, Facebook can be found dwelling in Gryffindor tower, a house that played home to Harry Potter himself. Other companies that would fit in there include Twitter, Reddit and Shopify.

Apple, meanwhile, resides in Slytherin – a house that set young wizard Tom Riddle on the path to become Harry Potter nemesis and feared dark wizard Voldemort. The iPhone maker is joined by Spotify and Snapchat.

Of course, it makes sense that Snapchat and Facebook would be enemies – Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel refused to be acquired by Mark Zuckerberg, while Facebook-owned Instagram has introduced a Snapchat-like feature to get around the issue.

Elsewhere, Google can be found in Ravenclaw, while Salesforce resides in Hufflepuff.

But what are the characteristics that determine where your company should be?

Gryffindor

Gryffindors are known for their nerve, chivalry, daring, courage, bravery and determination. According to J. K. Rowling, Gryffindor roughly corresponds to the element of fire.

Hufflepuff

Hufflepuffs are known for being trustworthy, loyal and hardworking. According to J.K. Rowling, Hufflepuff roughly corresponds to the element of earth. Hufflepuff has produced the fewest Dark witches and wizards of any house.

Ravenclaw

Ravenclaws are known for their wisdom, cleverness, and wit. According to J.K. Rowling, Ravenclaw roughly corresponds to the element of air. Many well-known inventors and innovators have come from Ravenclaw.

Slytherin

Slytherins are known for being cunning and ambitious, although it is known to have produced many Dark wizards, but members are not afraid to admit it. According to J.K. Rowling, Slytherin roughly corresponds to the element of water.

Check out the infographic below to discover whether you are more like Harry Potter or the Dark Lord…
Infographics: Tech Company Culture Hogwarts Houses | Venngage

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