Followup: takers and makers

Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures has a recent short post on two kinds of people: takers and makers.

Takers make their money by taking from others. They are usually bad business people and their careers often end in failure.

Makers build things. They create value for society, their employees, their shareholders, and themselves.

This post, of course, reminded me very much of our post on two kinds of businesses: those that deliver more value and those that deliver less.

This model probably applies more broadly: there are colleagues that energize us when we work with them, and those that leave us drained.

Have you had a bad run-in with a taker? Share your story in the comments.