The freelancer and the entrepreneur
Seth Godin

“If you’re an entrepreneur, it is impossible to succeed by using your own labor to fill the gaps. That’s because your labor is finite. It doesn’t scale. If it’s a job only you can do, you’re not building a system, you’re just hiring yourself (and probably not paying enough either).”

No. It’s because 99.9% of entrepreneurs can’t do the things they hire others to do. It is system, labour and market manipulation. Being an entrepreneur requires confidence, charisma and a network of rich people. It does not require any design or technology or content knowledge nor any social wisdom of any sort.

The entrepreneur’s credo is ‘Failure is a virtue’ after all. Only someone with the luxury of nothing to lose and no pay cheque to count on has ever said that.

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