On Building vs Buying


Bharath G.S


September 6, 2022

To build or to buy, a question that often comes up - while quantifying the value of a product!

A simple framework to make this choice boils down to thinking about a two questions and having a clarity on the answer that comes up.

When to Build?

  • Build what is both necessary and strategic.
  • Build what you must do better than anyone else.

When to Buy?

  • Buy what is necessary and not strategic, ignore everything else.
  • Buy what you believe someone else will compound faster than you can.