This is an incredible article from Lenny. Really clearly breaks down the metrics that successful companies / startups track. That graph is super visually concise and offers a ton of insight into how these larger companies measure themselves.
Cool to see big companies like Airbnb focus on one single thing which determines their success.
Whatever companies choose as their guiding metric, all energy and brainpower will flow in that direction. This can be hugely effective — it has worked wonders for companies like Airbnb, Netflix, and Uber, especially early on — but it can also be dangerous. By maintaining a laser focus on a single metric for too long, teams risk short-term thinking, missing new opportunities, and sacrificing the user experience.