Scaling with Process vs. People
Marty Cagan writing for SVPG on scaling your product with people instead of processes:
I loved reading this article particularly because he simply uses quotes from former CEO’s who have focused on people rather than processes to scale new heights for their product.
My favorite quote here is from Reid Hastings talking about Netflix:
“The reason Netflix has been so successful is because it has] a culture that values people over process, emphasizes innovation over efficiency, and has very few controls. Our culture, which focuses on achieving top performance with talent density and leading employees with context not control, has allowed us to continually grow and change as the world, and our members’ needs, have likewise morphed around us.”
You need people to continue scaling your product which simply means creation of new software, hardware, service, etc.