Monday, August 29, 2011
Speed Has a Momentum All Its Own
While we all understand the obvious benefits of speed, we often overlook the subtle power of momentum.
Often, doing something fast delivers better results than doing something slowly, simply because we reduce the chances of something going wrong.
Lost was one of the most successful television shows of the past decade. It revived the hour-long drama, and spawned a host of imitators.
Co-creator Damon Lindelof attributes much of that success to speed. The original set of episodes were shot in just 11 weeks. This meant there wasn't enough time for the network to dumb it down.
The same thing can hold true in the startup world, hence the popularity of the hackathon.
Learn to keep up the pace, and you'll be able to get the power of momentum on your side.