Outsourcing. (Or what used to be called delegation)
The idea sounds great: give all the things you can’t do or don’t want to do to someone else.
Sites like Elance and Rentacoder make outsourcing a task anyone can do.
Most of the time, things go well or at least reasonably well. I’ve been outsourcing all sorts of things for some time now.
But when outsourcing goes bad….