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Sewers, Start-ups, and Thinking Long-term

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on July 19th, 02009


Lawrence Wilkinson posted a nice piece about infrastructure, software, and thinking long-term, where he pulls from a few sources including Pete Warden and Matt Mullenweg:

What’s true of sewers and software is true of most infrastructure:  finding the balance between lean expediency and investment in future capacity is a real trick.  Quoting his friend Matt Mullenweg, Pete observes,

When you’re in the red, time is working against you. Once you’re profitable, time is on your side“. Getting to even Ramen profitability changes everything, and gives you the ability to build for the long term.


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