For a good portion of the 90’s and early 00’s I was a touring musician. There were 5 or 6 of us (depending on the band), we were young, determined and hungry – both figuratively (we wanted to be rock stars) and literally (we were broke). Seemingly unrelated, I’ve been drawn to the startup world over the last few years and have found it to be quite comfortable. The excitement, the drive, the hunger – all qualities of successful entrepreneurial teams looking to change to world – surrounded me in this world as well.
And then it dawned on me that my time as a touring musician set a surprisingly solid foundation for my work now and here’s why: bands are the musical versions of startups.