All obstacles are not equal, and sometimes those obstacles are signposts that we are pursuing the wrong destination altogether.
Selecting what to cut and exclude is more powerful than adding new features to an already complicated product.
A reverse salient, a task that causes a project pace to slow, is a gift that can lead to great value creation.
Progress is seldom made in a straight line, instead it is a series of starts and stops. History tends to erase any setback from our view, we perceive the starting position and the end position as a narrow, deliberate path.