In Chapter 9 of 12 in his 2012 Capture Your Flag interview, entrepreneur Anatole Faykin answers "How Do You Balance Experimentation and Commitment in the Projects You Pursue?" Faykin notes he does not make it a point to find balance between testing new ideas and working on larger projects. He notes time is elastic and allows you to get things done as the come up. Faykin notes the need to identify what you want to do and then how to get it done. He does highlight the importance of having open, frank conversations and making sure to set expectations with your clients or teams.
Anatole Faykin is an entrepreneur currently working on a new startup as part of the Startup Chile incubator program in Santiago, Chile. Previously, Faykin founded Tuanpin, a Shanghai, China-based daily deals site he grew to 25 employees and sold in the fall of 2011. He has worked for British Telecom in London, Intel in Shanghai, American Express in New York, and Oracle in San Francisco as well as several startups. He holds an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business and a BS in computer science and biology from the California Institute of Technology.