The standard for staffing isn't particularly high around here. We just require you to be capable of design work, and willing to do your own construction. tongue emoticon Consultants and slaves can fuck off.
I don't celebrate Chinese New Year. I celebrate work. Point of values - you have yours, I have mine. smile emoticon
So if you want to be complicated, your business model mustn't depend on loyalty.
We shouldn't try to be original. More often than otherwise, originality is trivial. It's much harder to be good at what we do. And if we are good at what we do, then accidental originality has a higher probability of being non-trivial.
I was supposed to be an engineer or an architect. Someone I accidentally ended up as some sort of philosopher and restaurateur. Same difference I suppose. Oops. For now.
Based on 2008 quantified ops priorities:
I almost never hit (3); (2) already gets a target of like 2.5% of my waking hours on average. Tis the age to be working. It's not for everyone... :-/
45 minutes/day works for a partner of like mind. There should be zero overheads on manja-ness. :P
I really value 1 because it pays for itself.
2, 3 can prove efficiencies in 1.
4 has very limited contributions to 1, so it's there as a talking point.