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Kurt Cobain and MC Hammer as Enterprise Gurus


In a week when Dragon’s Den has returned to our screen portraying a particular take on entrepreneurship I htink that we can get fresh inspiration for entrepreneurial good practice from less mainstream reference points.  Here are a couple of examples from the music industry.

Nirvana are not the usual reference point when considering characteristics of the successful entrepreneurial start up, but this post teaches some valuable lessons:

http://lateralaction.com/articles/kurt-cobain-startup-success/

I also love this podcast where rappers and other ‘street’ musicians talk with Stanford University about the impact of the internet on their business models – featuring 80s legend MC Hammer and Quincy Jones III

http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=2047

Thanks to Hope&Social’s own @edhombre for pointing me at the Cobain piece. Hope & Social are finding their own ways to build customer loyalty and make a living (and fun lives) from the music industry without having to sell tons of bytes.

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