The Business Creative: Shared Traits of Artists and Entrepreneurs

We love Chicago. We love living here, and it sits at a unique intersection between business, technology, and creativity. With that in mind, we were excited to hear the perspective of fellow entrepreneurs during this panel discussion.

Event Takeaways

The panel was moderated by Genevieve Theirs, who not only founded Sittercity but is also a tech investor AND an active opera singer.

She guided the panel on five common traits between artists and entrepreneurs:

  • Self-provocation / Motivation
  • Intuition
  • Embracing Failures
  • Original Thinking
  • Getting Stuff Out To the World

There were a lot of great quotes that the panelists shared that helped reinforce these ideas:

David Bowie: “If it works, it’s out of date.”

Corita Kent: “Nothing is a mistake. There’s no win and no fail. There’s only make.”

Moving Forward

Now more than ever, it’s clear that we’re living in an era of the idea economy. If you want to be successful, and if you’re going to be innovative, you will need to unlock your creative side.

Do you have any ideas that could use a boost of creativity? Reach out and let’s chat!

Learn more about the panelists and the organizations they represent:

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