When an organization is starting out on its journey, however crazy and busy it may get, there has to be laser focus.
When navigating the early days of a startup, it is all about the fight for survival. It is like the critical few seconds, minutes, hours, and days of a newborn. That first breath of air, the first meal. Good sleep (when they sleep!), etc.
That fight for survival requires only two things:
- Take the wins and try to repeat them
- Learn from the losses and try to fix or avoid them
In this sense, the things that an organization engages in, fall into two buckets: the first one is to capture value, the second is to learn. Everything else is optional.