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I meant to build a database of workflows because I was tired of searching through countless guides to find the best way to do something. There should be one clear path to building different businesses or doing things people have done a million times already. Like Wikipedia, I wanted to build a single source of truth, a collection of optimised flows with only one article per topic.

Looking for a model to capture them, I realised that I didn’t like any of the existing options. They were too complicated and had different goals in mind. They seemed like tools made for software development, not real-life workflows. And that’s why I decided to come up with my own language.

My model should:

  • Be simple and understood in 10 minutes
  • Be able to document perfect flows as well as visualise existing chaos
  • Have no unnecessary steps

Once, it took me half a year to get up to speed at a new job, which, in hindsight, is something I could have done within a week. The challenge was not learning new skills but understanding the company’s structure and the workflows I had to go through. I could have just started if there had been clear documentation on what to do.

SLF will be the perfect tool for workflows. It’ll portray and analyse an existing mess as well as share optimal solutions – all while staying easy to use for everyone within a company.

Businesses will run on straight lines with employees who love and use the tool, managers who know what is happening within the company for the first time, and entrepreneurs who have a reliable source for standardised workflows.

Other visions for the future:

  • A value system for tracking an atom’s wort
  • A time element for tracking an atom’s time
  • Responsibility management system
  • Cross-Flow capabilities for easy cooperation
  • A complete inventory manager at the stuff layer
  • A university-like education system on the knowledge layer
  • Intelligent skills – interviewees can show they own the necessary skills
  • Flow-ownership. Everyone can improve a flow and earn a % ownership in it. If a flow is executed, the owners get compensated.
  • The ultimate flow source. Standard flows can be improved by everyone – similar to how multiple authors write Wikipedia articles. This way, I can create a single source of truth for the best workflows to eliminate the useless back-and-forth.
  • The only software a company needs