Built on product vs people

Someone wise once told me that you either build your future based on the work you do, or by knowing the right people.

In a previous life in a different agency, there was a person there who knew everyone.

They were in a very senior role and literally seemed to know everyone. If there was a problem, they knew the person who would fix it.

They were earning silly money and was always knew the latest thing to hit the market.

The problem was, that the people they knew were the people that also wanted to just know everyone.

And one by one, they started disappearing from the market place, taking away this person’s base.

Eventually they moved away from media, because there was nothing left.

However the people that build based on work are leading people, departments and businesses.

You can’t do work without people, but you can’t build a future on relationships alone.

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