What Kind Of Growth Do You Want?

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Can we agree that all growth isn’t automatically good?

The important thing is to distinguish between meaningful forward progress vs. measuring things that don’t really matter to your strategy. Or worse—being tempted to pay too close attention to vanity metrics.

Jonathan and I talk about what’s meaningful—and what isn’t (and share some war stories on how we’ve learned to tell the difference).

Quotables

“This may be a uniquely American phenomenon–I think we define how many employees we have as almost a bragging right.” –RM

“I don’t think it’s automatic that people think of profits as the money number counts as growth.” –JS

“Just don’t let what the external world sees drive you if it’s not what’s good for you.” –RM

“For me, growth is all about funding the mission.” –JS

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