How a start-up is like a rock band

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I am often asked which of my life experiences prepared me most to be an entrepreneur. The answer: being in a rock band.

Certainly, I have had many experiences that have shaped me. My parents and grandparents were all business owners and when your entire family is supported by small businesses, you tend to grow up expecting to make money the same way.

My father’s sudden death in my early 20s set me on the path of understanding the fragility of life, and ensured I didn’t pass up opportunities to enjoy new experiences and growth.

Stories like this help us understand why someone becomes an entrepreneur but not necessarily what it’s like to be one.

Which brings me to rock and roll.

Musicians come together as a group of previously disconnected people to…

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