Re: How would the professor know though?
I never said the professor was completely wrong. Also I think you'll find Al Capone was a shit businessmen -- even Jimmy Carr knows to hire a good accountant -- and he actually made no money due to dire business errors. Most criminals are the same -- apart from those who spy on their customers illegally for governments.
Still doesn't answer my question as to why I should follow the advice of a man who has no experience in the field? I know not all millionaires are dicks but, unsurprisingly, a lot of dicks have been a lot more successful than a random academic.
If I want advice on how to be a professor I'll ask a professor if I want advice on how to build a Business I'll ask a successful businessman.
May I ask the successful milionaire business people who voted me down why I ought to listen to somebody who hasn't made it rich?