Growth vs. Marketing vs. Product with Brian Balfour

Been continuing to read about Growth team and was referred to this series of essays from Brian Balfour. There is so much content there, it feels like a several business school courses. As I read through the articles I’ll be posting my learnings from them.

First, what is a growth team? How is it different than Product or Marketing? I’ve been wondering this myself and found this diagram helpful:

He also had this diagram too which I just thought was funny, but have sadly experienced a few times in different roles.