What does Jason Lemkin think of Zenefits? Is there an effective way to manage such a hyper growth startup?
I think the learning and meta-answer to your question is: The Faster You Grow, The More Stuff Breaks.
The faster a start-up grows, the shorter the half-life of the playbook. The shorter the “stretchability” of any given VP or executive skills may last. The more broken things in fact may be, because that hyper-growth creates so much change, so quickly, that more things stay broken longer.
A good piece on this here: Gadi Shamia, COO of Talkdesk: “8 Things I Learned After Joining a…