For the past couple of months I have been working so hard and learning so many things I some times ended up having no life apart from my business. Not that I am complaining I love what I do that is exactly why I am able to get up everyday and run to office. Yes! Literally run to office. My way of keeping fit withing the schedules.
So a friend of mine had this conversation of Skype a couple of months ago about finding the right talent at the right overhead. If you haven’t run a Startup in India then you would have no Idea how hard it is to hire talent and to keep it. The talented employees are a rare breed. We soon came to conclusion hiring more is not the solution for startup’s like mine.
We soon released that Innovation is the way we should get the work done not by hiring more. The idea for that came from a simple camcast studio session I was doing on SEO so that there is no need for me to repeat the process over and over again. I need to just show the clip to the freshers so they can pick it up.
This might be a simple thing but the power that such a thought offers is phenomenal. For the most precious of resource of them all is Time and it should not be wasted on resources that might not stay with your company.The goal is not to completely get rid of the employee based structure but to use less of them. So hiring process gets easier and the chances that your machinery will break down due to a talent crunch will be less.
I certainly have areas of my business were automation can simply take hours off and reduce cost. I am playing with several automation tools in the SEO arena including zennolabs and Ubot. But the most promising seems to be Ruby. A web based automation tool gives me access to it on the go. May be my own version of a four hour work week is beginning to take shape. BTW if you haven’t read the book by Timothy Ferriss please do! Its a brilliant book. It doesn’t take about automating your business but it talks about there is life away from business or work and how to get yourself prepared to face it.