A camel is a horse designed by a committee

Our best product driven companies have a pretty inclusive decision-making style. This means that every team member can contribute to key product decisions and their opinions and thoughts are taken seriously.

Sometimes this can go a little too far though and all of a sudden the product roadmap becomes more or less subject to a democratic process. Mostly inform of an unofficial committee of the most vocal team members – sometimes correlated with their seniority / experience, often not.

Then it’s important to remember that startups aren’t democracies and that a camel is horse designed by a committee.

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