Talent Is Overrated: Henry Rollins On How To Consistently Succeed at Entrepreneurship

by . July 18th, 2012

Henry Rollins, Second from the left – Photo c/o BBC

In a previous piece we discussed why pure dumb luck¬†is responsible for a lot of success stories. This time, we’ll see how having determination – not talent- is likely the best way to maximize it. ¬†Talent is overrated. Who better to explain this than self-made pop-culture polymath and groundbreaking artist Henry Rollins?

Most artists who earn what they eat through their art – are the very definition of entrepreneurs. Let’s face it – art doesn’t pay well for most who try to make a living at it. There are a lot of talented artists out there who don’t make a heck of a lot of money. Then again, it doesn’t really work out financially for most entrepreneurs either. Henry Rollins outlines how he was able to continually succeed one his own, in many other fields – after getting that first lucky break with Black Flag.

Even if you’re not a huge Blag Flag fan (I’m not), if you feel you want to succeed – you owe it to yourself to take a listen. In any case, money isn’t the only real measure of an entrepreneur’s success. It’s up to you to find out what you’d really like to do.




Arthur Piccio manages YouTheEntrepreneur and has managed content for major players in the online printing industry. He was previously BizSugar's contributor of the week. His work has appeared multiple times on The New York Times' You're the Boss Small Business Blog. He enjoys guitar maintenance and reading up on history and psychology in his spare time.