As excited as he was, Abraham had a bad feeling about where “planning” and “road mapping” would lead in a company of eBay’s size — to the slow death of his idea at the hands of the company’s entrenched careerists, who would naturally rally to protect their turf.
But here was a chance to really do something. If he could just move quickly.
Innovation within a culture of long-held fiefdoms requires the ability to color outside the lines. Sometimes more time planning just means more time to drown under the weight of bureaucratic decision making.