This chapter addresses the central questions associated with using extreme outsourcing to build your go-it-alone business:
- To appropriately leverage what you do best and achieve the necessary focus to create value, how do you decide what should be outsourced and what should be handled in house?
- Are there specific ways to operate your outsourced efforts so that you realize the greatest possible benefits from this system?
- Are there specific types of business strategies or innovations that are particularly effective when combined with extreme outsourcing?
A NOTE ON GETTING STARTED: EXTREME OUTSOURCING REQUIRES THE ABILITY TO DELEGATE
By definition, employing extreme outsourcing means that you are delegating important parts of your business system to third-party entities. You are giving up control of important parts of your business. The ability to delegate everything except what you do best is an essential attribute for anyone who wants to be a successful go-it-alone entrepreneur.