Have a Bias-to-Act

Be default agressive


Analysis paralysis, road-maps as big as the road. Diminishing marginal returns on requirements and time spent planning. Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face

Action is typically more effective than excessive planning.

Build, test, release fix is often better than build, test, fix.

Be effective, not ineffective.

The formula from Fight Club.

Violence of action.

Be first.

The opportunity cost of an idea causes it to start losing value immediately that you think of it.

Given high impact risks are mitigated the “Rapid Recovery” model is usually preferable than the cost of exhaustive planning (that will go out the window as soon as you get punched in the face the first time, or see the green-ness grass on the other side of the fence) and exhaustive testing (delaying time to market).

Preventing error is often more expensive than fixing it.

(Minimax – minimise maximum loses).