Amir Salihefendić+ Your Authors @amix3k Remote-first Founder/CEO of @doist, the company behind @todoist and @usetwist. Born in Bosnia 🇧🇦, grew up in Denmark 🇩🇰, 2x dad 😊 Sep. 09, 2019 1 min read + Your Authors

As organizations grow, they tend to slow down. This post by @adriancolyer uses the Universal Scalability Law to understand why. Fascinating observations. (Below I'll list the key lessons). 

"The first lesson is that it’s really important you learn to delegate effectively and to choose carefully the things that you do get involved in." High Output Management offers a lot of tips in this regard 

"The second key lesson: as the organisation grows, strive to keep the number of stakeholders that need to be involved in any decision down to a minimum." This could explain why Apple's Directly Responsible Individual concept is so critical and successful.

"The third key lesson is that you need to keep a strict handle on how many things you’re involved in concurrently; your natural human instinct to be helpful to everyone who asks you to do something for them, or to contribute to their project, actually isn’t helpful at all."

The third lesson reminds me of .@clairejlew post "The most surprising principle of good leadership? Don’t be busy." 

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