My critique of “the Spotify Model”: Part 2

Jason Yip
8 min readJan 28

Part 1 here

NOTE: Although I was at Spotify for around 8 years, I‘m not familiar with how every area worked and I have my own biases, preferences, etc.

I define “Spotify Model” as any concept or practice mentioned in the Spotify Engineering Culture videos. I’m only covering part 2 in this post.

Fail fast to learn fast

“we aim to to make mistakes faster than anyone else”

“fail fast → learn fast → improve fast”

Jason Yip

Senior Manager Product Engineering at Grainger. Extreme Programming, Agile, Lean guy. Ex-Spotify, ex-ThoughtWorks, ex-CruiseControl