Viv McWater’s blog is one of the places I go to for inspiration. And she got me again. This time with her thoughts about scaling talent, which means (as I understand) making the impact of talent felt on a level that is higher or bigger than the talented individual. She quotes Joel Spolsky comparing Big Macs and The Naked Chef and gives us this to think about:
- Some things need talent to do really well.
- It’s hard to scale talent.
- One way people try to scale talent is by having the talent create rules for the untalented to follow.
- The quality of the resulting product is very low.
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