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The Beatles: The ultimate business model
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24 February 2011
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RedLennon
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I was reading Steve Job's Wiki (long story why) and came across this.

 

Jobs is also a Beatles fan. He has referenced them on more than one occasion at Keynotes and also was interviewed on a showing of a Paul McCartney concert. When asked about his business model on 60 Minutes, he replied

"My model for business is The Beatles: They were four guys that kept
 

each other's negative tendencies in check; they balanced each other.

And the total was greater than the sum of the parts. Great things in

business are not done by one person, they are done by a team of people."

 

Just thought that it was pretty awesome that one of the biggest CEOs in the world  credits The Beatles in such ways

24 February 2011
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Hahaha! The Beatles were *terrible* businessmen. That's one of the key reasons they split up. Even Brian Epstein was well out of his depth, though in fairness pretty much anyone else on the planet would have been too.

If you're interested in this stuff I recommend Beatles For Sale by John Blaney, followed by You Never Give Me Your Money by Peter Doggett. Both lay bare how a series of grave mistakes meant they lost out in £millions and lost the rights to their songs.

Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak named Apple after Apple, but I presume you knew that already.

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25 February 2011
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I think he was talking about The Beatles working together as musicians, rather than as businessmen. I think the teamwork thing was fantastic right up to Pepper, and then after that on Abbey Road. They also had a core of studio staff in that time that knew exactly what they wanted, but in the later years a lot of different people got involved (not that I'm suggesting those people did a bad job, more that their predecessors were able to adapt to the group's changing needs as they were so familiar with them).

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