“Give me a place to stand on, and I will move the Earth.”
Archimedes (287 BC – 212 BC)
Regarding the power of the lever
Programmer ‘outsources’ his own job to China to laze around at work
The mid-40s software developer, named only as ‘Bob’ in the report by Verizon’s Risk Team, paid programmers in China one-fifth of his salary, and spent his work days browsing the internet.
Did you see this article!? I first heard it on the radio this morning and later read the whole thing this afternoon in one of my news-feeds.Here is a quick link to the article if you did not get a chance to read it.
I found it interesting that he was considered one of the best programers in the company. He was probably considered one of the most productive – until they discovered that he spent all day watching cats say “I haz cheezberger??”
It got me thinking about all the things we do that take up our time that prevent us from having the business or lifestyle we want.
All businesses struggle with leveraging regardless of the size. Not only does hiring someone mean an increase in expense, but it also means letting go. When we are passionate about the success of something, we have a hard time letting it go.
A few questions to ask yourself when you start thinking about leveraging:
- Is there someone who can do some of my billable work for less?
- Is there work that I do now that takes me away from creating more revenue?
- Who do I know that is better than me at this that I can collaborate with – allowing us to do what we each do best and creating even more value?
Cost is always a concern. Some work-arounds for these might include temporary help, subcontractors, or virtual assistants.
One thing is certain: It is nearly impossible to do everything and become successful.
Get some help.
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The Silverdale Chamber of Commerce is now taking RSVPs for the Kitsap Business Forum to be held January 22 at 7:30 am in Cavallon Buiding 3rd floor conference room (2011 NW Myhre Rd, Silverdale, WA).
Our first forum is a panel of experts – facilitated by yours truly:
Kelle Kitchel-Cooper (Rockfish Group Marketing )
Dennis Bryan, CPA (Parker, Moores & Cena)
Jeff Reed (State Farm Insurance)
Lisa Jewett (Customer Service Specialist)
Wayne Sargent (Express Personell)
Dan Martin (SCORE)
Diane Russell (Attorney)
Bring your business and local economy questions for the panel to answer and debate!