I met a business legend. What he said shocked me.

I recently met Michael Gerber, author of The E-Myth Revisited, among other books. To paraphrase, he said: If you think your business is only as good as it’s people you have it backwards. Actually, the truth is that your people are only as good as your business!

If your business requires perfect employees to succeed, you’re in trouble. The best companies in the world get hiring wrong all the time, yet they thrive. I’d take a great business with flawed employees over a flawed business with great employees any day.