“He who tends a market will eat its fruit, and he who looks after his customer will be honored.”
– Entrepreneurs Proverb
The Real Source
The real Proverb 27:18, “He who tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and he who looks after his master will be honored.”, comes from a daily dose of wisdom I receive from Dave Whitehead who runs the blog Daily Bible Verse. If you are looking for some inspiration and wisdom in your journey to build a better company and be a better person I recommend subscribing to it.
Here’s Dave’s commentary from this morning:
“In this comparison, we see a picture of competence and loyalty. The master is like the fig tree, providing for the needs of his servant. But if the tree is not tended, no one benefits. If the master is not looked after, he won’t have the resources to honor his servant. Today, we could remove the master/slave titles and put in employer/employee, or entrepreneur/client. To tend to our source of provision is to take care of ourselves.”
I’m working on post about mistakes I’ve made trying to build a couple of companies and things I’ve learned being part of other startups that I’ll post later this week and tweet. Comments are welcome