copycat_ezineIn the information age, the ability to copy is convenient and tempting.  I have seen an array of imitators who think nothing of taking ideas, content, images and intellectual property to further their own agendas.  It’s easy to track them and fun to watch what typically unfolds.

The copycat is always a follower. They do not conceive; they merely scavenge.  They don’t pay the price that a true artist does.  Thus, they miss the nuance of what makes great art.  The nuance comes from understanding.

If you have written thousands of hours of content or set up countless business systems, the nuance comes easy.  Amateurs will make the broad strokes and miss the details.  It is because there is a lack of understanding. They took the shortcuts and it shows in their output.  They lack substance and are shallow in their understanding because they are clouded by greed.

It’s a wonderful time to be doing business.  Everyone has opportunity to create art, music, content or whatever pursuit tickles their fancy.  It is easy to distribute in today’s information age.  However, the core which makes authentic art connect with buyers and fans is that nuance which separates those that pay a real price and those that think they can merely copy.  In your own endeavors, keep raising the bar so high that the copycats can only blunder in their stupor.

Published by Don Dalrymple

I partner with founders and entrepreneurs in startup businesses. I write and consult on strategy, systems, team building and growing revenue.

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