I modified this mantra slightly for tech companies: ABD always be deploying.
One of the most important things a company can do is ship code.
It may be feature driven, backend development, ops work, or database migration – ABD.
Being privy to a number of early stage tech companies I have seen this advice play out and the ones that ship code end up in a better place faster.
This is not to say it’s the only way to be successful, but it helps.