Main Thing

From Weekly I/O#82

The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. — Stephen Covey


I first learned this quote from Sarah Elizabeth Lewis in Tribe of Mentors.

Recently, Mark Zuckerberg quoted this when asked on the Dwarkesh Podcast whether he could have made it work if he were assigned CEO of Google+.

He believes Facebook can take off because they always prioritize it as their top priority, while Google+ is just a division within a company. The organization's capacity is largely limited by what they can focus on, and Facebook was their only focus. At both individual and organizational levels, the most important thing is focus.

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