…horizon for strategic initiatives and rebalancing the buckets of product development work. However, you must not lose track of your ultimate vision, the customer problem your product aimed to solve in the first place, or the integrity of the product itself — its design principles, its simplicity, its scalability and extensibility.
Here’s a newsflash: The way to our heart doesn’t go through excuses, but through redemption. Fewer former executives looking in the rear-view mirror shuddering at the car crash they caused, more current executives making the conscionable choices to avoid them.
And if it wasn’t your literal back being broken, then it was your mind. Your attention hacked. Your base instincts exploited. Your dopamine trail trashed by self-confessed dark patterns. All so you could juice an engagement meter. Be that DAU. Deliver those clicks. Supply all those likes. Posit those comments.