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Not Roger, but I'll chip-in with my 30 cents worth -

I have spent many years as a sound technician and, when living in Germany, went on to write about audio for various US and UK magazines and on the back of that, went on to create a news agency for such mags covering all kinds of subjects from hydraulics to mobile phones.  

My wife studied business studies and I did an economics degree, so we were tuned to the ins and outs of business.  But not everyone has a business mind.  A regular crew member finds a solution to a problem or difficulty and is happy.  A business person looks at a problem, thinks of a solution and says to themselves "How can I develop and make money out of this?"

And there's another issue - do you want to create great art and be involved in ground-breaking developments - or do you want to run a business?

That's an important question!  Do you want to be the guy who gets that perfect scene, or do you want to be the backroom guy who employs that person?  Are you the bricklayer, the chippy, the plumber, the electrician, the architect or the property investor?

Some brickies go on to become builders and from there they become property investors, but most prefer to be hands-on.  Many property investors become badly unstuck - just as many movie-angels lose their shirts!

I sold my agency and went back to the rockface of recording music and movie scores and now I'm moving into film production.  I love the world of business but I like being reasonably close to the rockface!

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