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January 18, 2007

Entrepreneurs are the ones sleeping on the floor

I was walking through a retail business with the owner and saw some bedding in the back office. “Working late?” I asked.

He explained that late one night he found his front door locks inoperable. He couldn’t purchase a replacement at that hour, and didn’t want to pay emergency rates for a locksmith, so he had his wife drop off some bedding and he slept on the floor.

As you grow a business you learn to delegate. You give other people some of the chores you used to do yourself. You become a manager. But in times of crisis you can distinguish managers and entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs will sleep on the floor.

Posted by Bob Pritchett at 6:44 AM | TrackBack