That person would rather stay up late, or wake up early, or not sleep for two days straight, or not do the thing at all if it could prevent him shipping something that was below his bar.
Quality is not a tradeoff.
Julie Zhuo
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And herein lies the trade-off. I’ve seen to many companies say they value quality — that it’s “a given”. Yet, everything else is prioritized ahead of it and the designer or engineer is the one stuck working extra to compensate.

Here’s hoping that more managers understand the concept of “quality as a bar”!

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