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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Five Rules for The Lean, Independent MicroTech Practitioner in the age of Web2.0

I believe this is the best time to go solo, despite declining reimbursements and rising costs. But to be successful, you must follow these rules.

1. Your costs must be rock-bottom. You simply must be a miser about costs, yet never be penny-wise and pound-foolish.
2. You can only have tools, no toys, and your tools must be inexpensive, off the shelf, mass produced, and easily trouble-shootable by you. If it can’t be fixed with a re-boot, move on!
3. Your tech-tools must be small and easily mobile. Remember, you pay per square foot for real-estate.
4. You must be digital ready and computer literate. It is a simply a pre-requisite to starting your own Lean MicroTech Practice.
5. Automate, automate, automate, and what you can’t automate it, figure out a way to automate it. Use templates, macros, forms, routines—anything that automates—as much as possible.

Good luck.

The Independent Urologist