Often in business, we create bizarre organizations where sales we insulate stakeholders from the makers. Most of the time, it’s protecting the engineers from customers. Other times, it’s protecting sales or management from an in-house sausage factory where things just are a little more messy and little more scary than we would like them to be.
“Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough.” – Mark Zuckerberg
It’s not about being reckless. It’s about speed. Speed is how Facebook wins the product game. If you want to go fast building software you have understand two facts:
A good standard is one everyone uses.
Well, duh, right?
While I was on the board of directors for an international standards consortium (HR-XML), the biggest battle has always been getting developers to use the standard…
Sometimes you win because the competition goes out of their way to lose. Usually this is the case when one company nails it, and everyone else strikes out.