Writing in Inc., Samuel Bacharach argues that entrepreneurs can find important lessons at the art museum. An excerpt:
Perhaps, like any entrepreneur, it was the artist's ability to focus and move an agenda. It was about being proactive, taking charge of your career, not being passive, moving things forward, and creating coalitions. In Pollock's case he relied heavily on the patronage of Peggy Guggenheim, who not only equipped him with a Long Island studio, but also commissioned paintings from him without any strings attached. Pollack, no doubt, had talent, but he had the ability to gain support and build coalitions to further his career.