What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Artists

Photo credit: Alan Levine via Creative Commons

Photo credit: Alan Levine via Creative Commons

When musician Darden Smith put out his first record in 1986, it was a different world. For one thing, records were so expensive to produce, the sheer fact of having one was significant. And his eight years with Columbia, a major label, was a clear sign of having ‘made it.’ “It was a big deal back then,” he recalled during a recent guest appearance for my Duke Fuqua School of Business Marketing Strategy class. “You got a major record deal, boom, we’re in. You’re in the club. It’s like all of a sudden you’ve been signed to the majors in baseball.”

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