Why Speed Matters
- Speed as a Habit
Dave argues that success in business boils down to speed - "fastest company in any market will win." He then explains the building blocks of speed: • Making decisions: The speed of decision-making matters, and consensus should not hold you hostage • Executing decisions: Challenge due dates by asking, "Why can't this be done sooner?", and consistently message that today is better that tomorrow, and right now is better than six hours from now • Other execution tips include: recognize and remove dependencies, eliminate cognitive overload, use competition the right way, and rally support for decisions
How to Go Faster at Startups
- How to move faster as a startup founder
Catherine provides 3 tips that can help you determine which activities are productive, and which are slowing you down (and possibly burning out your team at the same time): #1: Resist the temptation to do everything at once #2: Create minimum viable processes #3: Hire well
How to Go Faster at Growth-Stage Companies
- What Working At Stripe Has Been Like
Scroll down to the section on "What Stripe does differently" to learn about Stripe's fast operating cadence. Patrick describes how Stripe moves faster than other organizations, and it's largely about "just consistently choosing to get more done".
- Cadence in Organizations
John uses his experience at Mozilla to provide a framework for how to use meeting structures, attendees, and cadences to design your overall operating cadence at 15 employees vs. 100 employees.