When you head a business, you have many modes. Being cautious, aggressive, fast or thrifty – it could be artificial and funny to list them.
For example we could study the “Fast & Small Unit” mode. Imagine there’s a snow storm in Marseilles, South of France. It never happens, so the whole city is disorganized. A guy working in a garage takes a huge truck, buys hundreds of snow-tires kits, parks it at one entrance of the city with a billboard, and makes a fortune in one day.
Today I study the “Grab the most you can, haphazardly” mode.
Imagine you own a toy store. As it’s trendy, you decide to sell LPs, vinyls, big quantities, big money. Yeyyy!
On the whole, you have two ways :
- Build an annex, hire three or four music fans to buy, organize, present and sell your vinyls and make big money, becoming the great place to be to buy records.
- Build nothing, hire nobody, order tons of random vinyls, put them in heaps in corners or in the middle of toys, command your toys specialists to take care of all of it, and grab the most money you can, haphazardly.
It’s funny to watch the consequences of 2 :
- Your team will be exhausted.
- Stressed by questions they don’t have the answer to (they know how to sell toys, but they are not record dealers).
- Your assortment is wrong (“someone” bought the LPs for you and doesn’t know who your customers are and need).
- Your clientele will be furious (it’s badly organized and the employees know nothing).
- Your toys turnover will be dipped in many ways (your store is in chaos, you lack place of toys, your employees are in burn out and don’t have time to do their work properly, etc).
But well : you’ll sell vinyls now, right?
You see what you win, but you don’t realized (or don’t want to) what you lose. What are the consequences? How is it inelegant/uncouth? Looter or capitalist scavenger? Why this fear of doing things properly? How to act within this Universe? Who shall wash the dishes?
Who makes more money in the end? 1 or 2?
– Hey Mister Lego, in which Lou Reed album he sings tululuuuuuu?
Thanks for reading!