The real enemy of potential is greed. Greed will take precedence over talent, connections, potential, and doing quality work. If their greed is strong enough, they will stab you over and over. They will do to you, what did they go Julius Caesar. The amount of hate eventually surpasses the amount of money. After that, everything collapses. Have repeatedly witnessed it. Overindulgence is never a long-term strategy.
Entire nations, figures in history have all miserably failed due to greed & their power to seize more than fair share has. Even saw a little kid want more candy in their pockets after seeing them try to hold more than they can chew. At what point does it become enough?