Interesting conversation with a long-standing member of The Fellowship, who should know better.
It was on the back of him scaling fast, and then patting himself on the back for NOW operating at the helm of a “proper business.”
A self-indulgent, pump-up of praise that preached prophesies of internal hierarchies, middle management and procedural paperwork.
… Delusions of grandeur that I quickly shot down in flames, with this stark warning:
Nothing Fucks You Harder Than Bureaucracy
An Iron Law that should be taken as gospel by any self-made man of value that continues to scale at speed.
Because here’s the thing about layering in bureaucracy, it has a habit of making even the most successful of businesses:
- Open to attack
The EXACT opposite of what creates scale in the first place.
It’s why each and every single layer of bureaucracy that gets added to operations like yours and mine is like another bullet to the back of the head.
… And why most would be wise to double down on insurgency as they scale.
Consider that a ruthless focus in your business, market and mind on:
- Revolution over red tape
- Defiance over compliance
- Havoc over hierarchy
It’s the only way in this new economy to stay fresh, stay lean and stay on the front foot.
Let the other arseholes operate “proper” business, while you and I, catch them asleep at the wheel.
After all and if history has taught us anything, it’s that the spoils will always go to those who keep storming the castle and draw first blood.
Probably why those who choose to apply and join us here, continue to get results like this as they scale…
… Because they refuse to be tied down by their own success.
Anyway, and on that note, I’ve got one maybe two seats open right now in The Fellowship.
That means if you are ready to stop fucking about and start fucking shit up, then now might be the time to put in an application below:
Make More. Provide More. Be More.