In a previous blog post, I wrote about the back story behind the best-selling solo album in jazz history and the all-time best-selling piano album – The Köln Concert. As we all face a form of scarcity in one way or another, we need to be creative in finding ways to leverage our lack and achieve our goals.
Last July, I launched my online course Windows Server Failover Clustering for the Smart SQL Server DBA. Before it was officially launched, I had several early access subscribers critique and evaluate the course so I can modify and improve it as necessary. My good friend Mohammad Darab (blog | Twitter) wrote a blog post about his experience with the course (and, no, I did not pay him to write the blog post).
I wanted to use one of his comments to illustrate how we can use scarcity to inspire creativity. Let me take you behind the scenes of how my “professional” audio and video recording studios look like. These are the very resources I used to create my online courses. I just hope my wife approves of me showing her collection of handbags 🙂
My apologies for the shaky parts of the video footage. I used my Samsung Galaxy S5 phone to record those shots without a tripod.
Question: Can you share how you creatively dealt with the lack of resources in your organization?