…resting realization for us at Amazon; there was this real thirst internally for reliable, scalable, cost-effective infrastructure services. Even if we had never built AWS as a business for third-parties to use, we would have built all of those services to enable our own business to move more quickly.
There is a desperate search for the terra firm a of stability and truth. The fourth wave of the trust tsunami, the rise of disinformation, is perhaps the most insidious because it undermines the very essence of rational discourse and decision making. Silence is now deeply dangerous — a tax on truth.
Twitter was built at the tail end of that era. Their goal was giving everyone a voice. They were so obsessed with giving everyone a voice that they never stopped to wonder what would happen when everyone got one. And they never asked themselves what everyone meant. That’s Twitter’s original sin. Like Oppenheimer, Twitter was so obsessed with splitting the atom they never stopped to think what we’d do with it.
Be prepared to learn faster. If you don’t have the culture/structures in place to turn rapid learning into customer/business value….you’ll end up building the wrong stuff faster (which is actually worse than what you’re doing now). We wrongly assume that Lean/Agile is about building faster. Rather, it is about doing better work.…
Ultimately, they determined “who is on the team matters less than how the team members interact, structure their work, and view their contributions.” And that is a powerful finding for those interested in upping team effectiveness and productivity…
… simply, net neutrality is the concept that the internet should remain an open and free technology. If you imagine that the internet is a series of highways enabling you to get from one part of the country to the other, net neutrality is the belief that those highways are integral to American life, and therefore can’t be controlled, owned, or manipulated by any private organization without express government approval.
…erience) techniques like a feature fake (see my article, Fast Frugal Learning with a Feature Fake). If you can quickly identify features you don’t need to produce, you’ll save lots of time and money. This is called maximizing the amount of work not done, which is all about speed and grace.