Great companies maintain their insurgent mindset, for fear of becoming complacent and irrelevant over time.
Push decision making down to single-threaded DRIs
Single-threaded is tech jargon that simply means solely focused on a single area. The single threaded DRI is the most senior person whose only job is to run a given product or initiative, this will typically be a product management or engineering leader.
Leverage shared services to minimize duplication
If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Lessons for Engineering Managers in Software.