“My creative genius is creating around geniuses. Using creative geniuses to express, getting out of their way,” Kanye said. “If someone is more talented than me at stage design, at art direction, at playing the guitar, at production, at rapping, at anything that it is, I will step out of their way. I’ll ask as many questions as possible. I’ll send Drake 10 tracks, and ask him to write every one of those choruses.”
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Myriad achievers throughout history have echoed this sentiment that surrounding oneself with smart people is integral to success. In particular, Andrew Carnegie would likely agree with West’s approach. The business titan penned his own epitaph, “A Man Who Knew How to Enlist in His Service Better Men Than Himself,” which is probably one of the first humblebrags on record.