Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Guardian thinks you can run a Business by learning from Jazz.

Miles Ahead of Sales Targets


"Duke Ellington, Miles Davis and Art Blakey are widely recognised as three of the greatest jazz band leaders of the 20th century"

I agree wholeheartedly.

"In brief But did you ever consider they might be role models for entrepreneurs?"

... what?

The article is a pretty long read, however the gist of it is that non-music professors (in this case, Deniz Ucbasaran, Professor of Entrepreneurship at Warwick Business School) who read a few articles in Wikipedia can come up with an award winning theory about how entrepreneurs can learn from listening to and reading about the great jazz leaders.

It's a nice attempt to be creative, but ultimately I can't imagine this being taken very seriously.

What if you had someone like Ornette Coleman or John Coltrane or Albert Ayler on board?

What if I let you hear this:

What Miles can be in the studio or stage cannot be transformed into a board of directors.


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