Takers and Makers

Commenter supreme JLM noted in a comment on Monday that he was once ripped off of a $2mm payday by a person he worked for. He took the hit, went away for a month, came back and started working for himself. Its an inspiring story from an inspiring guy.

And by the way, the person who screwed JLM out of his money went broke.

That story reminded me that there are takers and makers in this world. Takers make their money by taking from others. They are usually bad business people and their careers often end in failure.

Makers build things. They create value for society, their employees, their shareholders, and themselves.

Be a maker and stay far away from takers.