It can be Nick. motivation is very different for everybody. I think the car making industry, shaker production in the 19th century and the industrial revolution illustrates where profit making can generate great
creativity. I also think that many cultural artifacts from the sacred to the profane
also illustrate great innovation and craftsmanship without the profit motive.
there is no one way, diversity makes life most interesting.
My feeling is that profit in the short term allows quality to suffer, consequences are disregarded. a long term investment speaks to careful consideration resulting in quality production. I need to think about this for a while, but profit may be a neutral term. it is the far reaching implications such as reputation, environmental considerations, thoughtfulness of others, etc may be more relevant to a quality product no matter the production method.
Nick Zatezalo wrote:
> Some very convincing points are brought forth by Bob, Brain, & others.
> However most of these points support the premise that financial reward /
> profit motive must be absent or at most a very minor consideration to y ield
> highest quality creative skills.
> I don't think financial reward/profit motive need be absent for creativ ity
> to flourish. It is my premise that these factors being present can actu ally
> help stimulate and even expand one's creativity.
> The under-appreciated, misunderstood artisan plying his trade in povert y
> and/or obscurity is just one scenario of many possibilities that exist.
> Just as there are multiple and varied motivations within all of us.