Teach Them to Yearn for the Vast and Endless Sea
Three loosely related thoughts on “getting things done”. Entirely not something on my mind after a week of work, for any reason.
Fast · Patrick Collison: Some examples of people quickly accomplishing ambitious things together.
Metrics are crucial and it’s good to be data-driven, esp to be clear what you’re shooting for.— Sarah Drasner (@sarah_edo) September 29, 2022
However, it's easy to lose sight of the purpose and game the metrics. Chasing things like hitting 100% of goals or 6 nines uptime can mean you’re not innovating and taking risks.
Andrea used to have this quote by her desk:
If you wish to build a ship, do not divide the men into teams and send them to the forest to cut wood. Instead, teach them to long for the vast and endless sea.
Posted: September 2022