You can get the code right, you can get the products right, but you need to get the culture right first. If you don't get the culture right then your company won't scale.
- Scaling takes Iteration
- Don't Over Design
- Choose the right tool for the job, but realize that your choice comes with overhead.
- Get the culture right. Move Fast - break things. Huge Impact - small teams. Be bold - innovate.
In general, he said, enterprise software is a mess and a field of huge opportunities. And while it seems like chat has been around forever, he said, mobile and cloud services are creating new openings for new services like Slack to be more useful to a wider array of employees and businesses. “The time is right for this kind of product,” he said.