"The Lab or The Factory..... You work at one, or the other.
At the lab, the pressure is to keep searching for a breakthrough, a
new way to do things. And it's accepted that the cost of this insight is
failure, finding out what doesn't work on your way to figuring out what
does. The lab doesn't worry so much about exploiting all the value of
what it produces--they're too busy working on the next thing.
To work in the lab is to embrace the idea that what you're working on
might not work. Not to merely tolerate this feeling, but to seek it
The factory, on the other hand, prizes reliability and productivity.
The factory wants no surprises, it wants what it did yesterday, but
faster and cheaper." -Seth Godin