Our entire world is about pegging ourselves to the slowest ones. The ones who destroy it for everyone else.
I drive at 40kmph because someone decided it would be fun to drive at 100kmph and couldn’t handle it.
I drink post 25 years because someone decided it would be fun to drink at 20 and couldn’t handle it.
I need clear car windows because someone decided it would be fun to have dark tints and then fuck around with laws!
The individuals who are the “slowest” define the pace and direction for all of us.
And that’s true of companies as well.
“Let’s slow down and build our base” is just another way of saying “let’s slow down because I am not ready”.
Startups, instead, pick the slowest one up. And start running again.
It may be slower than the fastest one before.
But it’s way faster than the slowest one.
Peg yourself to the fastest one.