An economist good friend of mine and I were talking and he pointed out that this is the most exciting time in history to be an economist and that he’s the most optimistic he’s ever been about the global economy because friction and near perfect economic information is rapidly becoming available.
After thinking about that impact on me and my business, I recalled a comment I made to my software development team where I mentioned, “I’m not concerned about our current competitors as much as I’m concerned about six young people working together at Starbucks!”
As I started to create RonReed.com, I wanted to prove this point a bit further in this experiment. What I wanted to demonstrate with the site (other than actually bringing it up) was how rapidly and inexpensively I can…
- Find and hire a talented person to manage and execute the project.
- Monitor the budget for the project.
- Bring up a data center server infrastructure with considerable flexibility, security and scalability.
- Deploy a solution that that is modular enough to continue sunsetting and reinventing in nearly real-time.
- Hire off-shore talent that can be managed.
- Have control of the project…
- Communicate documented objectives for the project across all team members.
- Monitor each team member’s tasks as they are completed.
- Make and document decisions rapidly.
My budget to bring up this site was $4000 and as I started looking at the costs to bring up the site