"If it doesn't involve new facts, it doesn't count as learning."
This quote comes from Eric Ries. My colleague Meg pointed many of us to his post recapping his talk at the Web 2.0 Expo. I also really liked his notion of the fallacy of iterating too many times on the whiteboard.
I'm learning a bit more about the state of the world in web start-up development to help think about the work of designing businesses, ventures and learning plans for our clients. The velocity of learning at the product and business level online is awe inspiring.
Translating that into world with the specter of big capital investment seems a bit harder, but I'm going to try and think about it some. It could be that I'm just worrying about something that doesn't need to be an issue (or staring at the whiteboard a bit too long as Mr. Ries might say).