This passage is important for any business owner.
Know well the condition of your flocks,
and give attention to your herds
for riches do not last forever;
and does a crown endure to all generations?
– Proverbs 27:23-24
The key is understanding what is meant by “knowing”.
Put yourself in the mindset of a shepherd. He would want to know:
“Knowing” therefore has a context and a purpose. It’s not knowing is the sense of knowing facts.
A good business person will have the same mindset as the shepherd. He or she will have some sort of measurement mechanism — or several — to compare different aspects of the business over time and with other businesses… with the goal of incremental systematic improvement over time.