Recognize patterns in management to be able to solve issues, and deliver results.
Being candid in conversations can be hard for the manager, and come across harsh for the employee. It's also necessary.
Moving discussions to numbers can remove emotions and omissions from the conversation to honesty and facts.
Burnout is a real risk at a fast paced company. This is about a time I saved myself from burnout by using first principles.
Quality is not a measure of good or bad work. It's a measure of how much effort you put into your work.