September 16, 2006

News & Opinion: Reinvention

By: Jack @ 3:02 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

As readers of this blog know I like music. I like all kinds of music. I have to tell you all that, at the ripe age of sixty five, Bob Dylan has done it again. His new album called Modern Times is about as perfect an album as I have heard in a long time. Now we know that Mr. Dylan may not have the best voice on the planet but what he has, he uses brilliantly.
When you think back over his career and how he has always never followed the pack. How he has always been the dog leading the pack. The Martin Scorseses No Direction Home really documented this.
This album reminds me of what it would be like to be sitting on the porch and grandpa Bob was playing music to his grand kids on the front porch right after dinner on a warm summer night. The music is deceivingly simple, amazingly melodic, and just fun to hear.
Now I understand that this blog is about business books and business. Think about the fact that Bob Dylan has been doing the exact same job for forty five years and does something this different and good. Do we still have that creative burst in us after forty five years? I hope so. Drucker did, Deming did, Buffett does, Bennis does, Peters does.