January 13, 2004
Low tech, high contact
A nice idea: Build corporate collaborative environments from popular web based applications like Wikis, Chat rooms, blogs, etc. is the concept for Smart Meeting Design. The caveat if one were interest in the company as an investment is that the idea is very easily copied - but that just speaks to the strength of the idea and is not really a weakness.
Posted by Claus at January 13, 2004 08:59 PM
True. But we're not really looking for investors. Co-conspirators, maybe.
But just because an idea is easily copied, doesn't mean it's easily implemented. My colleagues in particular have spent 20 years doing high touch. The thing that can't be copied is the unique set of skills and experiences each one of use has and the chemistry we share.
The way we work together with clients is the real competitive advantage...
Like I say, I'm all for the idea - and the fact that you're not reaching for the IT-bubbly is comforting.
I'm sure you are absolutely right that the ENTIRE value in this kind of thing comes from the people you put into it. The interesting news is that you can add the people without the IT-cost be reusing off the shelf web based apps