Dealing with the problems of scaleups

Date Added
Mar 26, 2021 4:38 PM

You can read this post in Spanish here.

Reid Hoffman talks in his book Blitzscaling about the sacrifices a company needs to make so it can scale aggressively fast. And when your job is to lead a team and you join a company that’s blitzscaling, nobody tells you what was sacrificed. But don’t worry. One way or another, you’ll find out.


There may be structural problems, missing information, lack of trust between teams, poor defined business goals, lack of a unified engineering or product strategy, communication problems between departments, huge dependencies between teams, a lot of bureaucracy and the list goes on and on. I’ve faced some of these problems. I tried to solve some, I had to accept some and I’m still frustrated with others. I want to share with you how to identify and deal with some of them.