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I studied entrepreneurship in business school, and I’ll never forget one time when a strategy professor rather simple ways to make money fast theatrically asked me for my wallet in front of the simple ways to make money fast class. He was making a point about what business is all simple ways to make money fast about: getting people to hand over their money in exchange for simple ways to make money fast something. The goal — as the classic b-school novel teaches — is to make money.

But not all start-up businesses are entrepreneurial; there is a difference between true entrepreneurship and running a simple ways to make money fast small business. A person who starts a mom-and-pop corner store selling sodas and toothpaste is a small simple ways to make money fast business owner, not an entrepreneur. The 20th-century economist peter drucker wrote, “to be entrepreneurial, an enterprise has to have special characteristics over and above simple ways to make money fast being new and small. Indeed, entrepreneurs are a minority among new businesses. They create something new, something different; they change or transmute values… the entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.”

Entrepreneurship is risky: the rate of failure is high, and many entrepreneurs go broke in their ventures. But if you are successful as an entrepreneur, you can make far more money than you can in simple ways to make money fast a more traditional career. Furthermore, there is a freedom in starting a business that does simple ways to make money fast not exist in getting a “normal” job. Entrepreneurship thus attracts people of a certain mentality: risk takers, wildcatters, people who value things like independence and control over one’s fate more than they value security. People who dream about changing the world.

We admire entrepreneurs greatly in america. There’s a reason that every business school now has a simple ways to make money fast fully developed entrepreneurship track, if not an entire program dedicated to it. And clearly, our understanding of what entrepreneurs do is similar to our simple ways to make money fast understanding of what artists do. Artists are risk-takers. Artists change or transmute values. Artists dream about changing the world.

And so many people think that artists are entrepreneurs. Indeed, a whole cottage industry of rather silly career training for simple ways to make money fast artists has arisen based on this notion (“learn how to break into the art market in one simple ways to make money fast day!”). It’s true that artists must be resourceful, and that it’s helpful for them to be good at business, and that they start things from scratch. But artists having to find a way to survive while simple ways to make money fast they make their art is not the same as entrepreneurship. And artists who enter into so-called art with the idea that they are starting a simple ways to make money fast business — a transaction of something for money — are almost never making art. They are making something else, usually decoration. It’s a gamble, sure, but it’s certainly not a new idea, either as business or as art.

There are exceptions that prove the rule, of course. Andy warhol famously said that good business is the best simple ways to make money fast art, and in his pro-capitalist rozz-tox manifesto from 1980, the artist gary panter said, “we are building a business-based art movement. This is not new. Admitting it is.” in a 2014 interview for the new york times, olafur eliasson humorously described the difficulty of executing a large-scale project in venice, saying “if you can make a show in venice, which is the most difficult damned thing one can do, not just because working with italians is a mess, but also because you’re in a city on water in the middle of simple ways to make money fast nowhere and getting a hammer and a nail is impossible simple ways to make money fast . . . You can make a show on the moon. So as an artist, you become an entrepreneur by definition.”

But even artists who are good at the administrative side simple ways to make money fast of running large studios with many employees are not entrepreneurs. These activities look similar and involve many of the same simple ways to make money fast skills, but there is a seminal, intrinsic difference between entrepreneurship and art, which is the purpose of the activity itself: the ultimate goal of entrepreneurship is to make money. There is no goal with art.

Consider the most obvious artist-as-entrepreneur: jeff koons. Like many artists, koons makes products that he exchanges for money. If you consider his primary material to be stainless steel, then his work is not very interesting. It’s just overpriced decoration, no better or worse (albeit larger) than something you’d find at target. But if you consider koons’ material to be the art world itself — that his art is a form of social sculpture that simple ways to make money fast deals with the business of the art world, that he embraces the chaos and unpredictability of human beings simple ways to make money fast making money and acquiring power within in a system (in his case, the art market) as the essential, very abstract, materials of his practice… well, then it becomes much more interesting.

Many artists use money in their work, either physically as a material, or conceptually, as in the case of david hammons’ bliz-aard and ball sale from 1983, when the artist sold snowballs on the street during a simple ways to make money fast blizzard in new york city. Exploring ideas around money or business or value does not simple ways to make money fast cheapen art; indeed, as dave hickey pointed out in his book air guitar, money and art are parallel systems of value, different and unique. Probing where and how these two systems intersect can be simple ways to make money fast interesting fodder for artists — and many artists have found a way to survive such simple ways to make money fast that the vehicle of their survival, i.E. Their “job,” is their “art.”

But the minute an artist’s primary goal becomes money-making, the game is up. The art starts looking like merchandise designed to appeal to simple ways to make money fast a certain buyer category, whether it be people shopping for art to decorate their simple ways to make money fast homes or their vanity museums, or the nonprofit industrial complex. Different ‘art’ of this type works for different customers. Just like toothpaste.

Many of us artists’ who have been around long enough to see several decades simple ways to make money fast of art and the art business evolve and reactively choke simple ways to make money fast as the business side of things gets knotted up have simple ways to make money fast also known a few individual artist who annoyingly self-identify with the “make money” art model. Graduate art schools and to a lesser degree UG art simple ways to make money fast schools have a spotty track record of teaching anything resembling simple ways to make money fast a business template for career bound art makers. As a result we mostly bite our lips and affiliated simple ways to make money fast with a brick and mortar gallery and live with the simple ways to make money fast 40-50% commission they levy.

This very complex issue as articulated in rainey knudson article simple ways to make money fast opens a lot of doors. One might wonder about nuance and some of the subtle simple ways to make money fast distinctions between what might makes artists ambitious (which is OK) vs. The ones who adopt a crass MBA view of it simple ways to make money fast all (which is “sell out”.). The devil is in the distinctions and we need to simple ways to make money fast be very careful before we expressing distain for those artists simple ways to make money fast who do in fact want to make a living. Selling out is an old refrain and might sound a simple ways to make money fast bit thread bare these days. It is a topic that needs a lot of page simple ways to make money fast space to sort through the complexities.

Aaron parazette is a terrific artist and in this case simple ways to make money fast very polite, maybe to a fault. The situation of the artist in america in relation to simple ways to make money fast money has its own peculiar intensity, and it has been an issue for almost two centuries. Melville was clear about this: money corrupts everything and trashes every value. He’s the negative cyndi lauper (“money changes everything”). A tougher swallow is hawthorne’s story “an artist of the beautiful” because it hits so close to home. It’s about a situation of compromise and the distortions it simple ways to make money fast brings to the imagination and the life choices of the simple ways to make money fast tortured main character, one owen warland (!)(there’s a sex/desire part too). It’s not about being a starving artist or a fat simple ways to make money fast one but of operating in a world where art has simple ways to make money fast no social value, no work to do at all, and so its valuation will always be arbitrary. No matter what the gatekeepers and protectors of the archive simple ways to make money fast may say. But it gets internalized. For both the winners and the losers in that system simple ways to make money fast the outcome of their work is often the same: a distortion of their basic intuitions and impulses. What any artist really wants and needs above all is simple ways to make money fast access to an audience. That’s what needs to be fought for. Reply

Thank you for this thoughtful article and the many helpful simple ways to make money fast comments it’s inspired. I may share with others a fatigue with offers of simple ways to make money fast “help” to artists in the form of instruction re- how to be better capitalists, especially to the extent it’s in lieu of adequate financial support for our main simple ways to make money fast work, which might be considered analogous to the kind of basic simple ways to make money fast scientific research that corporations won’t do because there’s no short-term profit in it.

I believe we can and do define art and other simple ways to make money fast things in whatever ways seem most interesting or useful to simple ways to make money fast us at the time. My own current working definition of fine art is that simple ways to make money fast it’s a mode of expression of information that cannot be simple ways to make money fast expressed as well in any other way AND that is simple ways to make money fast distinguishable from other modes in that: (1) it deploys primarily non-literal (metaphorical, ironic, etc.) strategies, as opposed to more literal modes of expression such as simple ways to make money fast you might find in a scientific or journalistic account; and (2) it aims primarily to enhance insight rather than to serve simple ways to make money fast some other purpose, e.G., it does not mainly serve as decor, or aim to manipulate or influence the viewer into buying simple ways to make money fast something they might not buy if they fully appreciated how simple ways to make money fast they were being influenced.

Both of these two characteristics are “shades of gray”-ish; wallpaper, scientific essays, and propaganda are all artful to some degree but remain simple ways to make money fast distinguishable from fine art. E.G., propaganda certainly uses non-literal strategies to appeal to our subconscious desires or fears simple ways to make money fast (assange is sexually transgressive and dirty), but it fails as art because its primary purpose is simple ways to make money fast to distract and influence us in ways contrary to larger, more important realities. Scientists and journalists to try to enlighten us and sometimes simple ways to make money fast even use metaphor, but they rely mainly on math or more literal language simple ways to make money fast and generally make clear that those more literal modes more simple ways to make money fast accurately express the information they seek to share. Wallpaper can certainly function as fine art, but most wallpaper is not particularly metaphorically informative; its more usual main purpose is to make a room simple ways to make money fast look good. Fashion functions metaphorically insofar as, e.G., it expresses a certain persona or something about the times simple ways to make money fast we live in; but it’s generally less arty than, say, a nam june paik sculpture. Michelangelo’s ceiling functioned as propaganda to some degree, but I think everyone would agree that it also enlarged simple ways to make money fast both our ways of seeing and our insight into larger simple ways to make money fast realities.

Note that this working definition does not require art to simple ways to make money fast be purposeless – it does not require art to be and not mean, or to be art for art’s sake; but under this definition, art is also not instrumental in the same way as, say, advertising or wallpaper; AND it’s also distinguishable from, say, a tree, which would also seem to be and not mean, to be a tree for the tree’s sake.

I would also concede that some fine art works, e.G. In the social practice realm, are less arty than others to the extent they operate simple ways to make money fast more literally and/or aim at particular results apart from general enlightenment. That said, I am also currently considering the question of action as simple ways to make money fast metaphor. It cannot be denied that the importance of MLK’s march to montgomery in terms of direct action was simple ways to make money fast far exceeded by its symbolic impact, which sent shock waves around the world; I believe MLK understood that, and should probably be considered a brilliant artist as well simple ways to make money fast as an activist; one might say his medium was reality (to some degree, you could say that about any art). Many of the best, more overtly socio-politically -oriented fine art projects operate in a similar way; even if project row houses has literally improved particular lives, its symbolic or metaphorical effects have also been extremely important. Warhol’s greatest work may have been his overall practice, which was important not because it was profitable but because simple ways to make money fast of how effectively expressive it was about its larger socio-economic-political context and the artists’ (and others!) position in the world.

These determinations are further complicated insofar as, I hypothesize, language as well as images and other many other modes simple ways to make money fast of expression (other than math? Maybe music??) are ultimately, inherently metaphorical (a “tree” is not a tree; it’s a symbol for something we never experience outside our simple ways to make money fast heads). (indeed, some scientists speculate that “reality” itself may be ultimately, more or less literally metaphorical/holographic.) I’ve also been interested in considering art as a form simple ways to make money fast of code that operates in the world analogously to the simple ways to make money fast way in which computer code operates a computer; i.E., is it like marks on a page that mean things simple ways to make money fast and are interpreted, or is it better understood as more directly causative, not so much meaning and interpreted as simply executed in simple ways to make money fast some secret yet relatively mechanical way?

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