Like many fast-growing technology companies, Appster has held its share of going away parties for departing team members. But as the web and mobile app development firm scaled to roughly $20 million in revenue, co-CEOs and co-founders Mark McDonald and Josiah Humphrey decided that it made more sense to invest in parties to welcome new employees
What Jeff Bezos and the team at Amazon have achieved is unprecedented in the world of retail. However, if the New York Times portrait that ran over the weekend is accurate, what Amazon needs is not better people willing to work longer hours but rather more robots willing to work tirelessly, 23 hours a day, 7 days per week.
Most businesses are designed to grow. Even my business, which I intend to operate mainly as a one-woman show, has had its issues of scale. In fact, I expanded just enough to make room for a virtual assistant. Most business owners, though, start their businesses intending to "make it big." They know that they will have to scale up at some point.