Friday, April 1, 2016

Is your work scalable?

Douglas Rushkoff posted this on LinkedIn:
Most of the technologies we're currently developing replace or obsolesce far more employment opportunities than they create. Those that don’t—technologies that require ongoing human maintenance or participation in order to work—are not supported by venture capital for precisely this reason. They are considered unscalable because they demand more paid human employees as the business grows.
Sometimes you need to stop and ask yourself: Is what I'm working on today scalable, or is it limited by some finite constraint, like highly skilled people or the number of hours in a day?