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By that measure, as long as a company stays busy on their product, they've built the best product they could.

That sounds like hippy hand-wavy BS to me.

As a software engineer who works at a Bay Area startup with a pick-your-own-tasks model, we still (like GitHub) have product managers who give input and direction into features and product design. Just saying that the decisions they've made about how to allocate resources are the best possible decisions they could have made is just giving them (or anybody else) too much credit.

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