Do you know how to tell whether a Ramen joint is a good one?
You test the place by ordering the simplest version with just broth, noodles and a few garnishes. No meat, no shellfish, no other exotic or expensive ingredients.
The same goes for discovering the best Burger, Arepa, Dumplings, Pizza, Curry, etc.
The reason is: Simple dishes have nowhere to hide. They'd better be darn good with very limited ingredients.
With a fewer ingredients, it comes down to how a creator of that dish crafts ingredients by adding just enough skill to make it shine.
This is, by far, the hardest thing to do.
Instead of hiding behind bells and whistles, a creator must resist the urge to show off for the sake of his ego and let his dish do the magic.
Adding is easy. Subtracting is hard.
Not only is it hard to strip a dish down to bare minimum, but it's also hard NOT to feel inadequate. Since it is so simple, the dish will be judged by the level of confidence, knowledge, and restraint that a creator possesses.
I know what you are about to ask.
“How is creating a simplest dish even relevant to scaling a business?”
The simple strategic concept below can help you create new milestones to scale your business. Also, you will find whether your business is “scale-ready” by answering 5 statements.
So, read on.