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‘One of the reasons it’s hard to build new things at larger companies is because people don’t have the mental model of ‘my job is to actually learn new things’. A lot of the mental model is you get really good at doing something and then you are supposed to keep on doing that.’
‘Dropbox, over the course of its tremendous growth, was built on a familiar blueprint. It lost some of the principles of product thinking that made its initial success possible. Agarwal: We did not get enough pertinent user feedback. We were building and building but not listening enough’.One of the goals in ‘becoming #agile’ essentially is ‘becoming like #startups' Click To Tweet
We want to create a culture that fosters innovation and produces product success like startups. People in large enterprises see work as traditional silos: I am good at something and I keep doing that over and over again. I am a bookkeeper. I am a marketer. What do entrepreneurs do? Everything. They do the stuff that other people hate doing. They go out of their way to make their product a success, no matter what. And that’s what we want to instill in our enterprises: the entrepreneurial spirit. In order to get there, we need to change the way people think. We need to break our structures. We need to reinvent our enterprise.
Yes, we are reinventing the way we work!
Eric Ries describes some interesting paradoxes in his new book ‘the startup way’:
A modern company:
And old-fashioned company:
What does it take for your company to become a startup?
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