September 27, 2009
Can 9 women have a baby in 1 month?
Well the saying goes that if takes 1 woman 9 months to have a baby, then perhaps there might be a way to construct an environment where 9 women can come together to have a baby in just 1 month. However, in this particular case, logic (or illogic depending on your perspective) does not apply (or applies in full).
I often think of this expression when forced to answer questions of product development — when a certain feature or capability will be available and so on. Whereas I do agree that adding team members can play an important role in overall growth – some of which is critical to maturing well (like an attentive support staff for example) – often is the not the key to success as this story would have us remember.
So when people are glaring down at you and wondering/requesting/demanding everything move at an incredible pace, you can simply look up and say “Sorry – it took my mom 9 months and I came out okay – didn’t I…”