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How DJ Patil Weighs Growth Vs. Innovation

In the short term, relying on rapid growth to advance your company and brand is fine–but if you’re ignoring innovation at the same time, it’s like “driving a car 60 miles an hour off a cliff,” warns DJ Patil, data scientist in residence at Greylock Partners.

How DJ Patil Weighs Growth Vs. Innovation

DJ Patil, who epitomizes Fast Company‘s idea of Generation Flux, is chief data scientist at Greylock Partners; his career also includes being a researcher at Los Alamos, a Defense Department fellow, a virtual librarian for Iraq, a web-security architect for eBay, and head of a data team at LinkedIn, where his team created “People You May Know.” Click “play” to see what he has to say about growth vs. innovation. 

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