Inversion of Priorities

One thing I’ve learned recently in a management course I’m taking at the office is that the goal of management (and business in general) is to train to a standard and manage the exceptions. I realized today that perhaps one of the main reasons why art and commerce don’t mix well is that the goal of good art is to be exceptional while having some standards and common points of reference.

It would then seem that art and commerce are diametrically opposed to each other. Polar opposites. Matter and anti-matter.