Conventional wisdom says that we should emphasize speed over power. After all, he who runs the fastest wins the race.
But life is a marathon, not a sprint.
“We need to be a little bit more tortoise-y and a little less hare-ish.”Malcolm Gladwell
The era of ‘move fast and break things’ has led to a poor product. Once the darling of Silicon Valley, Facebook transformed a nemesis of democracy for permitting fake news to spread between echo chambers and the darkest of tribes.
What if instead of rushing to the finish and shipping clickbait disguised as a morally inferior product, we thought through the ramifications of greed-inspired releases. The reality is that a good consumer-friendly product takes time to build.
Testing and learning are indispensable. The extra time also allows ideas to simmer, attract feedback, and make revisions while moving forward in progression.
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