Let go control

At one point at Babylon, I accepted that I could no longer be in control. I joined a team of 8 people. I was writing code and defining the apps’ architecture. At the same time I was managing 8 people and hiring. I always strived to hire better people than myself - and I got that. I hired world class people. People that are well known within the community. Because I am now spending much more time on management, I got disattached from the code and some of the technical decisions. It was hard, but it forced me to trust and rely on my team. I had two choices. Make poor technical decisions and not have to live with the immediate consequences. Or, allow people that were much better than me to take ownership. The decision was simple, but not easy.