Orthogonal · January 10, 2019

123: Hire Because You're In Pain

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Today we welcome each other back from the new year and start a discussion of how a company ends up in legacy systems, how great Brett's new business systems will be, and the difference between viewing your company as a business versus a job.

High points include:

  • Brett's Facetime baby monitor hack
  • Brett's work with "charlie" - a computer that was a throwback
  • Getting rid of legacy systems is almost always a significant investment
  • There are places where DOS is still a thing
  • Hiring people and software when parts of your business gets painful
  • Are freelancers a business? or are they a type of job?
  • Double your fees, lose half your clients, go home early

Quotes

"This is the exact OPPOSITE of an Orthogonal relationship" — Brett

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