This information was first published by Brian Patick Cork on October 2, 2007.
Years ago, one of my famous mentors, David Sugarman /1, told me, “Hire people who are mission-driven–people who share your vision. If you don’t, your business will struggle, or may never even get off the ground.” He also said, “Big business can afford to hire managers and employees. Entrepreneurs need to hire missionaries.”
Later, when I asked David for further clarification on hiring people with a passion for your mission, he simply laughed and said, “If you own a butcher shop, don’t hire vegetarians.”
1/ If you know me well, you have heard many David Sugarman stories.