The start-up inflection point: "No matter how self-directed programmers are, eventually their utility declines as ambiguities in direction, roles, goals and ownership become increasingly distracting and frustrating. The company is changing because of scale effects - but scale effects are hard to recognize, predict or compensate for."

Very true, and something which affects any size of company. This is something I'd experienced twice now - once at Good Technology when we hit around 8 members of staff, and once here at FP.