The web is asynchronous. Time frames have accelerated (started/funded/built/sold!) at the same time they have slowed down. It’s up to you to decide how long your time horizon is–perhaps you’re willing to invest five years into building a solid reputation on a web platform. The decision to work at a different rate than others can be a significant competitive advantage.
[The part I struggle with is the change between building things that I expect to last centuries, and things that I think will be gone in a few short years (if that).]
Source: Seth’s Blog