Blog Post #1 Part I & II


(Discussing relations between artists and entrepreneurs).

1. What are the main points of each article?

The main points of each article are showcasing the relationship between artists and entrepreneurs. The article from Fortune provides valid evidence of how the two careers correlate by showcasing examples of arts and cultural leaders in the World Economic Forum. Tim Leberecht attaches significant characteristics (twelve) of an artist to convey its leadership atmosphere, while Amit Gupta from Huffington Post directly combines artist and entrepreneurs in a description to later differentiate its core.

2. What can artists learn from their “entrepreneurial cousins”?

Artists can learn how to organize and create a system of work expanding further away from just a creative standpoint. Many freelance artists also do not finance their projects as well as their entrepreneurial cousins because one may become vulnerable to their artistic worth.

3. Do you agree that artists are entrepreneurs? why?

I do agree that artists are entrepreneurs because the demand for the arts is never ending. With the right connections, an independent artist has the ability to shift a cultural viewpoint in a powerful way. This type of demand leads to the artist having an opportunity become successful entrepreneurs and capitalize off a stream of options.

4. Which of the 12 characteristics of artists do you agree with?

I agree most with “Artists are like children” because one must put oneself in a vulnerable, imaginary state, only with more strategic thinking (this comes naturally as one matures).

5. What others would you add to the list?

Artists are psychopaths. As unpleasant as it sounds, artists become disconnected with a sense of reality and begin to reside their consciousness in other realities. Disconnection can cause one to become emotionless, passionate, or rather unsure about Western conformity of time.

6. Additional thoughts.

The contrast between artists and entrepreneurs is unorthodox because a person can temporarily deplete a job conformity to succeed in another. Therefore, is being an artist any different from understanding the core of entrepreneurs or is it another attempt to limit one’s ability to become self-dependent?


(Discussing relations between artists and entrepreneurs.)

1. Do you have grit, or is this something you need to work on?

I tested a 4.38 in the Grit Test. The test calculated that I am grittier than 90% of the United States population. I definitely believe this statement as the past year I’ve watched myself become more committed to achieving my goals, a long-term relationship, and many aspirations. I still need to work on allowing minor set backs discourage me from my overall vision.

2. List a couple of things you could do to increase your level of grit 

  • Turning my weaknesses and utilizing them as lessons for strength and endurance.
  • Consistently pushing my “limitations” and sacrificing daily comfort.
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