“Know your limitations, work with people who can do things you can’t, and let them do their job.”
That about sums up everything you need to know to succeed in business and, well, pretty much anything you want to accomplish.
I heard it this morning in an NPR story and is how the reporter described* the philosophy of the small, but incredibly successful British independent record company, XL Recordings, and its founder, Richard Russell.
You can find the transcript and audio of the story here.
*Please note: This is a quote from the story describing Russell’s philosophy. This is not a direct quote from Russell.