Advice To a Would-be Entrepreneur
Listen here! If you’re really ambitious
To succeed as an entrepreneur
You must be from the start avaricious
With a force that is truly majeure.
When you’re greedy for profit, you’ve started
With the right attitude for success.
Any fool who starts off as kind-hearted
Will end up in a loss-making mess.
It was no prudent Chancellor brought us
Our Empire where fortunes were made,
But the chance of enrichment that taught us
All the trickier aspects of trade.
Let the losers keep thinking that greed is
A contemptible species of sin;
Go and grab what you can, all you need is
A rapacious approach, and you’ll win.