“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark.”
The notion of creative genius is not a new one. Nor indeed is the idea of an artist making money in his or her own lifetime, although it is true that Michelangelo was possibly a 16th century exception. However, until very recently, entrepreneurs have stereotypically been thought of as purely business focused, often ruthless, individuals who have dedicated their lives to a venture and made pots of money.
Conversely, the image of an artist conjures up a vision of a sensitive, frequently tortured, soul living a life of impoverishment. Increasingly, as technology advances and modern marketing tools, such as social media, become available to us all, entrepreneurs are emerging from a wide range of industries, particularly creative ones.