A few questions to consider:

  1. Who’s making the money?
  2. Who is the gatekeeper?
  3. Who is the real gatekeeper?
  4. Who attracts unwanted attention?
  5. Who makes friends with everyone and transcends the pettiness
  6. Do the answers to the questions above impact your success?

These are the questions I would ask before getting into any industry without substantial financial backing or political clout.