Friday, February 10, 2012

Rock Band Business Management #4: Mistakes

We all hate mistakes. But in a rock band, mistakes are where the genius is found. The wrong note that the bass player hits that sounds incredible. The error your fingers committed on the way to a chord that is amazing. The wrong note the singer hits that works perfectly.

I believe that most of our favorite songs were born of errors, they were those moments that happened when someone stopped and made that "mistake" again and decided there was something special here.

Same thing goes with our businesses. Sometimes, the wrong word or the wrong color or image or wrong page in a presentation happens. Before it's rejected because it's wrong, it may be worth stepping back and seeing it in a different light. You may have a hit on your hands.

Barry LaBov
LaBov & Beyond
www.labov.com

7 comments:

  1. What an interesting way to look at company management, Barry LaBov! It is incredibly cool that you are able to compare managing a rock band with managing a company. I never would've thought those two could even relate! Once again, you surprise me, Barry LaBov.

    As always, I enjoy reading all of your posts on the Barry LaBov blog, and I always try to put the tips and advice I read here into good use in my own life and work. From now on I'm going to start making the effort to identify the strengths of my different coworkers, just like a band leader would for his fellow musicians. In any case, pretending my work team is a rock band will sure be a lot of fun! Thanks for the great post, Barry!

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