So there’s not going to be one metric that you look at. I love metrics and I love thinking about optimization, but I think that the optimal state is being slightly suboptimal because as soon as you try to actually optimize, particularly for a single metric, you end up finding that the best way to optimize for that metric ends up perverting the metric and making the metric mean the opposite of what it used to mean.
Everything has to be solution-oriented. If you’re mean-spirited in your fighting, it’s very hard to come back from that.
Kelly Sue DeConnick