You can learn a lot about business and entrepreneurship from a drug dealer. ⠀
A lot of people may be shocked to hear this, but it’s true. Dealing drugs is not legal, but at the end of the day it is still a business. ⠀
In order to be a successful drug dealer you need to be the best in the game, with the best product, and the best clientele. ⠀
The same goes for any business. You won’t become the best if your product isn't superior or if you're targeting the wrong audience. ⠀
Being a drug dealer, taught me a lot about the ways of business. Even though I was selling illegal products I was still running a business. ⠀
I’m not the only drug dealer turned entrepreneur out there either. Klint Marketing even wrote an article about it titled, “30 Entrepreneurs Who Started Out As Drug Dealers”.⠀
As a drug dealer I had to know all about marketing, branding, and customer service. ⠀
I had to get the word out that I had product. I had to establish that my product was the best. And I needed to be able to prove that as well. ⠀
And I had to be accessible to my clients. No one’s going to wait hours to buy drugs. They need them when they need them. And if I wasn’t around then they’d go to the next plug. I had to make sure I was always available. ⠀
There is opportunity to learn everywhere. Even in the darkest of places. I’m sure that if I was never a drug dealer, getting to where I am now would have been a whole lot harder for me. ⠀
Who do you think knows more about business: A successful drug dealer or an old college professor?⠀
You nailed it @samrisso. One who overcomes continues with an abominable spirit.
You had to have the best product, but more important you had to keep the customer satsfied.
A dealer also has to stay ahead of the game or somebody screws him. Working under the law is so much better, but there are still rats. So we need strong relationships with trustworthy people. I'm really impressed with how you work so well with your son and of course are accessible and transparent.
As for the college prof. He or she is not the institution. They are great resource but few have the same street experience. I think we need a little of both but we don't have to spend a half a million dollars in buisness school to be an entrepreneur.
Yesterday my son asked me about SNL skit with NFTs. He said, "Dad why don't they teach us about NFTs at school?"
As a fellow former recreational substance distributor, I agree. I was already a business owner and managed money before I sold sacraments, but being what you call a "drug dealer" taught me A LOT about ethical entrepreneurship. It's OK to "do it for the money" as long as you're passionate about what you do. That's what makes all the dif. It changes how you go about conducting biz because you care. That's where drug dealers often go wrong is that they see it as a way to make fast money rather than providing a good moral and ethical service for the public.
Drugs are a commodity same as crypto or 2x4s... it's the guys that don't touch the shit they sell that make a fuckin' fortune. Or so I heard or something.
You got that right. I sure ass hell would have made WAY more if I wasn't touching what I was selling.
Easy money burns fast especially if all smacked out or whatever. It's all evil at the end of the day or wild self medicating..? Fuck if I know. :P