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Momentum is inversely proportionate to dependencies.

The more dependencies something has, the harder it is to safely make decisions about it, change it, or even just understand it.

Dependencies are like Jenga blocks. The higher they’re stacked, the more gingerly you have to approach them. One wrong move and everything comes crashing down.

The best way to build momentum is by reducing dependencies. Breaking big problems down into smaller, simpler, more independent tasks to solve.

Complexity is often a by-product of unmanaged dependencies.