What’s the best way to measure your company?

Fred Wilson (Co-Founder and Partner at Union Square Ventures)
Profits vs Growth – AVC

I also think the profit motive, generating more revenues each year than the expenses you are spending to do that, is a really valuable constraint on a management team. It forces them to think creatively and logically about the investments they want to make. It roots out bad investments in people, product, sales, marketing, and elsewhere in the business and helps to maintain a lean and mean highly functioning organization.