Agloco is long gone now. And if you’re not familiar with it, Agloco was a web start-up whose premise was to pay people to surf the web.
There was a massive amount of buzz surrounding the company when it jumped onto the scene. I was never very interested in it, but there is some value in looking at WHY it didn’t work, and luckily I have a system for evaluating business problems we can use …
The Business Autopsy Tools
I talk a lot about what I call the business chain; which is doing the right things in the right order to build a successful business. The chain goes like this:
People => Plan => Sales => Capital => Purchasing … in that order.
The really cool thing about it is, if you start at the end and work your way backwards through the chain, you’ve got a very systematic way to pinpoint the problem areas in a business. You can use this in your own business.
And to show you an example, let’s pull out the reverse business chain and open up Agloco with it.
Scalpel, Please …