The Epiphany of Vox:
I was badly misled by my father, I think, who was always telling me that I needed to be less contemptous of people. In day-to-day relations, I now accept that is true, but it is precisely the opposite in business. In business, no matter how low your opinion of the average individual, you will usually be surprised by the blind greed, incompetence, inability to project the future and total incapacity for logical thinking with which you must deal.
As Mencken wrote, “No one in this world, so far as I know–and I have searched the records for years, and employed agents to help me–has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people.”
There are many things I wish I’d learned earlier in life, but this is a lesson I picked up pretty quick. One of the benefits of my eight years in Top 40 radio.