Outsourcing non core functions and leveraging partners can be very effective in growing a business. However, as Ziv Gillat explains in the video below, "partners must be managed carefully because they can pull you in many directions and disrupt your company’s focus."
Ziv Gillat is the co-founder of Eye-Fi - the creator of memory cards that automatically upload photos using WiFi.
In this talk from the Silicon Valley Founder Institute, Ziv discusses how to effectively use outsourcing, partners, and suppliers to grow a business. He explains effective methods to manage external teams, what business functions to consider outsourcing, supplier agreements, and creating a value add partner ecosystem.