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You Can Outsource Just About Anything, Except Your Decision Making

Lately, we’ve been looking at the relationship between “who” versus “how”. In other words, the “how” refers to a task or job we need to do. How we’d go about learning it, how we’d put the various pieces of the job together to complete it. Depending on what’s involved, it might take several months. But we could free up a lot of time and avoid the hassle of having to learn a new skill, with the inevitable mistakes along the way, if we found a qualified “who” with the experience and skill to get the job done right away.

Asking Who, Not How

Back in 2005, Steve Jobs asked Wendell Weeks, the CEO of Corning Inc., to make a special version of its Gorilla Glass just for small Apple screens—and to do it in just six months’ time. Weeks didn’t think it could be done, certainly not within the six-month time frame. But Jobs convinced him Corning could do it anyway—and they did. Sure, Jobs was a master motivator, but more important, he knew that even a company as brilliant as Apple couldn’t make the right kind of glass for its own devices. Apple had to look outside itself for help—the company knew “when to do who and how.”

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