The Power of Slowing Down in a Fast-paced Startup

Working in a fast-paced environment, especially in a hyper-growth startup, often feels like we need to constantly be reactive and move very fast. The urge for instantaneity. When everything is pressing, we take shortcuts and cut corners, we go for a quick fix over laying down scalable foundations and we borrow from future resources which builds debt into our functions (c.f. technical debt, people debt). As a result, we unwillingly sacrifice long-term success for short-term ea