This quote reminds me of something I see happening a lot to social and purpose-driven entrepreneurs.
Because of their desire to change something, to do good, to be different, to follow their calling, etc. they easily overlook the “pro”-side of business: Everything to do with strategy and numbers.
👉The only way any entrepreneur whether coldblooded or mission-driven can achieve longterm success is by understanding and implementing ALL necessary aspects of running a business himself before he might eventually hire someone to help him out.
This especially involves everything to do with numbers and strategy. I see so many entrepreneurs in my area of expertise who dislike numbers, planning and strategy. And I don’t blame them. For a long time I was one of them.
Some have some kind of mindset block thinking that numbers / money etc. are “evil” others just feel like it’s not them.
⚡️In any case, Picasso got it. ⚡️
That’s one of the reasons why he became very successful while alive whereas most artist reject business-like thinking and then live a life of poverty and misery and it’s only after their death when someone comes along who does think like a pro that their work actually makes money.
Even though Picasso most likely spoke about art and techniques I can see this apply to the business world just a s much.
What do you think?