The solitary artist as lone figure is a relatively new archetype. The most dominant form of artistic production, a version of which thrives in this hungry market, is the studio workshop with apprentices and journeymen galore.
Back in the nineties companies were founded based on just an idea with no revenue stream - today technology has improved the lives of all of us from getting a taxi, renting a holiday home or sharing your favourite moments with anyone in the world.
The Labour Party under Ed Miliband and his most un-super sidekick Ed Balls are completely anti-business, a fact that has been demonstrated time and again with policies that treat UK PLC as a tax cash cow, that never needs feeding... So it's no wonder that business leaders across the country are not prepared to stand by and listen to this bunch of liars trying to pass themselves off as having great support from industry.
Quit your job. Do it immediately. I call it getting "the fear".
The Government's road building programme needs to be scrutinised and the money re-directed. With public services experiencing cuts like never before there are so many better ways this money could be used. Here are just a few ideas for what you could spend £15billion on instead...
When I started my business I was fearless, tenacious, ambitious, passionate and totally in love with my job. Fast forward forty years and guess what - I'm fearless, tenacious, ambitious, passionate and TOTALLY in love with my job... What keeps this spark alive is big ideas YOU have and they're incredibly important to pay attention to every day.
You can't help but notice how algorithms are everywhere these days, and have been for a while. They track and predict how we behave in virtually all walks of life, as companies and institutions pivot to meet our needs better (or their own, depending on your level of cynicism).
I haven't been freelancing for long, but I've learnt very quickly what things you should and shouldn't do. That's not to say I've mastered NOT doing these things - I'm still learning (there's a lot of them) - but putting them down on paper sure makes it easier.
The simple fact is people don't look at a problem and think of the most direct way to solve it, they often seek the most expensive option.
You see, the thing about the commercials in the Super Bowl is that they represent our industry at its very best. The ads are pure entertainment. There is no hard sell, no offer of a free pen if you request further information.
I remember starting my career as an intern in the city, working with my mentor to figure out my steps up the ladder and how quickly I could each hit each title. My career remained as fluid over the next five years. This is what I learned.
Networking is not about events, conferences and star studded parties though. Sure, they provide opportunities to get in front of influential people but you'll struggle to grab a meaningful conversation or develop a relationship with the rich and powerful in such environments.
The reality is that today, anybody with ambition, determination and courage can start a successful business - whatever their age. And it's true for the over-50s too. In fact, 'baby boomer' businesses are booming, as more and more of them take the entrepreneurial plunge.
As Millennials' economic power grows both business-to-business and consumer brands need to be aware that ethical policies will be expected as standard. This doesn't have to be a cost - energy saving and environmental schemes can deliver vital economic efficiencies.
As all banks continue to navigate through today's digital era and innovate to keep up with customer demands, robust security remains vital in order to meet the industry's strict compliance guidelines and retain the confidence of their customers.
At the moment the UK is just not competitive. The hard fact of the matter is that we have been trying for far too long to sell our output, especially of manufactured goods, at far too high prices on world markets and we have priced ourselves out of the market.