“The history of rock groups” writes Ian Leslie, “can be viewed as a vast experimental laboratory for studying the core problems of any business: how to make a group of talented people add up to more than the sum of its parts. And, once you’ve done that, how to keep the band together.”
So forget that MBA. Study up on the Beatles, Tom Petty, REM, and the Rolling Stones.
Side note: When reading the anecdote with which Leslie begins his article, imagine CK as Mick Jagger and me as Charlie Watts, and you have a pretty good idea of our working relationship.