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Let‘s get on and get into this week‘s topic. Now, this week
I have a little bit of a minirant.
I‘m not going to dwell
on the rant too much, but it does raise a great topic thatyou might have some input into being a man of many talents and many businesses.I want to talk about scalability.
Scalability is something that hascome up for me, recently. I work
for myself, I‘ve been self
-employed for a very long timenow.
I‘ve previously worked for
large companies (and I meanreally large companies). Andgoing from a large company toworking on your own cansometimes be a bit daunting,because you certainly realizewhat all the jobs are that needdoing.
In a big corporation, you never come across the Accounts Department or theService Department or that sort of stuff;
you‘re isolated in your own little world
andyour own floor of the building.
That‘s right, that‘s right. As every entrepreneur knows, there are a lot of jobs to do
ing a business, and it‘s easy to get caught up in doing them. Now, I don‘treally want to talk about that, it‘s a separat
e topic But when you are your business,when you are the person providing the service or the product, one of the biggest
problems you‘re going to face even if you can
even overcome getting somebodyelse to do the minutiae so you can get on doing that thing, one of the biggest
problems you‘ve got
to overcome is scalability.The
ability to produce whatever it is that you‘re selling or doing beyond your own
personal capacity. At some point, you are always going to hit a
always going to hit a limit of what you can do. It was a silly little thing that flaggedthis with me. These are my own experiences of scaling my business.But
it‘s a silly little thing and it was to do with the signs that somebody doesn‘t think
beyond themselves or their current organization size or scale. Just let me know,Pete, before we go onto scalability;
just let me know if you‘ve ever come across this
before: somebody sends you a file attached to an e-mail.
I‘ve received that before, yup.
You may have received a file, I have seen that. Very good, Pete. Thanks for that. Iam the fall guy, yet again. Hahaha. And that file is,
for example, called ‗
Or let‘s not go as silly as
, that‘s just silly
it‘s called ‗Map‘
Something that‘s extremely generic.
Something that is so phenomenally generic that even the person sending it wouldnot be able to find that file again if you put a large amount of money on the table infront of them, let alone if their business depended on it or
—as I‘m now going to
segue to our topic
if there was more than one person working on that business.Because
one of the things that you have to do a lot in business when there‘s more
than one of you is move information around and share it;
whether it‘s sharing it with