As you’ve probably noticed (unless you’re dangerously sleep-deprived), this blog has recently been re-launched. The intent is to more formally structure it around the book.
What appeared on the old blog—which some are already calling the Classic Business Lessons From Rock blog (or the Business Lessons From Classic Rock blog?)—is being absorbed into this "Home" section, which will include some news, comment, opinion, small-talk, and a little propaganda.
The pivotal realization which led me to write this book occurred many years ago, reading a Boston Globe interview with the then Governor of Massachusetts William Weld.
The article featured his lifelong passion for The Who—the British rock band renowned for trashing its equipment onstage in Dionysian fury. (The same band that in its heyday featured Keith Moon, the hypomanic drummer who enjoyed blowing up hotel toilets with dynamite and driving luxury cars into swimming pools.) Here was a genteel Republican, in a nationally respected newspaper, enthusiastically considering the merits of a famously destructive rock band!