Five Lessons from Scaling Pinterest
Sarah Tavel

Fantastic article. I really loved the description of finding the key metric for driving user growth. I’ve seen so many companies get caught up on the vanity metrics, and sometimes it’s ok for a while but at some point it leads them astray. And their teams often get confused about the relative value of the different vanity metrics. Instead of grappling with that, I advocate for a single metric that encompasses creation of value as well as growth. Sometimes it takes work to drive understanding and adoption of this, but it’s worth it for the clarity it brings to everything else.

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