Smart people can do things on their own.
They invent systems and build products and create components and close gaps. Intelligence mixed with hard work and a pinch of innovation, stirred well with elbow grease. Miracles happen.
Which is handy as most projects start without money at the table. There’s no choice; you just have to get on with making do. Teams become self-reliant and confident of their abilities.
Later on, despite better funding, it’s tempting to keep building everything from scratch … you can do it, so why not?
Is that the best use of the talents?
Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.
Skippy strategy: Make active grow-your-own/buy-theirs decisions – be sure to weight perfectionism against hubris, and time against money.
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