How much would you pay for success?

Got into an interesting conversation yesterday with someone who has retired from a career of being in the marketing and promotion and logo-design business. We got to yakking about how hard it is, in general, to convince people that “art” is valuable. So as we were talking – he told me of a life-time of pitching advertising campaigns to business owners who, in his words, “acted like I was costing them money.” He went on to explain that he had spearheaded re-branding projects for companies that literally had turned them from money losers to big, successful corporations (you would recognize …