For centuries, the arts and philanthropists have worked well together: look at the Tate family and the Courtaulds. If you've been fortunate enough to have some success in business, I think it's important to put something back.
When entrepreneurs talk about their success, they rarely talk about luck. I think that's because most of them think the concept denigrates the hard work and smart thinking they put into their projects. But luck is a huge part of any successful business.
I never thought of having platinum albums and winning awards. I just wanted to write songs and sing when I started out in the music business.
You have to be very fast-thinking, creative, and mobile. It is key to making a business move.
What really makes your business is your workers - their commitment, their knowledge, how you train them, how you treat them. They have to make the entity a winning entity.
The 'music industry' is not a term I use. I tend to concentrate on music, and the music business is something different.
Doing business in Jamaica is not easy, but it is rewarding.
Managing university finances is very tricky business. We're nonprofits. We're not supposed to accumulate large surpluses.
You want to have pressure and tell stories that you find a real reason to tell, aside from any business reason. If business is your only reason, that always goes badly.
The Hollywood image of the movie business is all about ambition and high achievers like James Cameron. But the British film industry is much more about men who wear cravats and work with model trains and hope another series of 'Thomas the Tank Engine' will be commissioned.
What I loved about Meek from the moment I met him, he just started peppering me with business questions... In a lot of ways he was a similar version of me from a completely different environment.
I really love travelling to places where I get to learn something new about a new group of people or a new place. Learn some history, contemplate some business ideas, and sort of get off the beaten track a little bit.
At some risk of oversimplification, I suggest that the usual reason a business cycle turns into a monster is an overdose of government policy.
I'm a writer, but this is a business. You have to look at it in the way you would look at any business.
The core of the consulting business is going in and essentially making yourself indispensible by eating the brain of the organization, meaning that the consultants go in and assume key functions in the organization.
Whatever the future of social reputation online, I'm excited to dig in and help forge the path forward. Not only will embracing and enabling the growth of these reputation elements benefit my business, the consumer in me can barely control her excitement.
But once you have some success in one style, the business wants to lock you in that vein forever.
Mentorship is really important. I really like to talk to people who have been in the music industry much longer than me about artists' block, things I'm struggling with, or the music business. It's really important for artists to have a community. Sometimes you can feel quite isolated.
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