Thursday, 19 November 2015

Why are big companies' products so bad?

Before I dive into the advice I would've liked to hear when I started out...

There are some things that never made sense. Why are some companies so big, and why are their services so inappropriate?

How is it that lonesome, single, me, can do what the 10 000 pound gorilla with all the money in the world, can't?
Lets start at the 40 000 ft view: That company didn't form overnight.

That company is the result of entrepreneurs as well as people with other skills, skills such as building up businesses and merging with other businesses and buying up yet others, often knowing very little about the actual service or product that the business is about. 
Large companies are often started by entrepreneurs who often know less than you. Some of the people involved know about the work and some know purely about how to run a business and manage people and accounts. (They don't always end up in the appropriate positions.)

(Perhaps, the company did form overnight - but even so, they would've formed overnight out of the ashes of another.)

To me the most surprising thing of all is that - whether you know it or care about it or not, you are likely busy building up a small department for a big company.

Although - staying small could be the best possible thing that you could do - but it can be more difficult than you can imagine.

A small grace though, is that - if you're an entrepreneur, you will hardly have time to worry about this.

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