I keep hearing from my founders’ friend about the star player in their team. Someone super-efficient. We become so dependent on him/her that we start defining companies process at their convenience. That is a huge mistake. This effects the overall growth of companies’ development and culture suffers.
Do not let your company or product development run in the hand of a star player. He or she can end up becoming the biggest bottleneck for the future. On top of that keep a strong code review process, that way if he/she leaves nothing remains at their mercy.
As a founder company is your baby, people will come and go. Don’t be a hostage in the hands of these star players. Treat, incentivize everyone and keep a level playing field.