Learn how to innovate from the masters, musicians.
Musicians know how to stay ahead of the beat. As Chance the Rapper said 'Technology moves faster than business and music moves faster than technology.' Forced to find new ways to adapt to accelerating change, musicians are masters of innovation. Demystifying their process for the first time, Two Beats Ahead reveals what we can learn from today's top musical minds.
Drawing from interviews and case studies with masterminds like Quincy Jones, Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé and Pharrell Williams, as well as leaders at Google X and Amazon, this book identifies the key lessons and skills musicians can teach us about innovation.
Inspired by creative geniuses, you'll learn how to:
· Listen more carefully and thoughtfully
· Experiment more freely
· Collaborate with a more diverse cast of partners
· Demo and prototype like a jazz musician
· Perform under the spotlight
· Improvise like a great bebop ensemble
Two Beats Ahead is a creativity crash-course for anyone who wants to be more entrepreneurial or lead an innovative team.
At its heart, this is a book about the creative journey. While the main ingredient is music, it is spiced with entrepreneurship, leadership and design and served through engaging stories. The result is one that will be of great inspiration to anyone looking to expand the reach of their creativity
All successful musicians are entrepreneurs and all great business leaders are artists. In Two Beats Ahead Panos and Hendrix prove it. This is a must read if you want to enjoy finding the path of least resistance to the dream you are chasing!
What a treat to get an inside look at the creative process and enterprising spirit of some of the most talented people on the planet
For a long time researchers have known that musical intelligence can awaken the nonlinear whole mind to healing, creativity and innovation. This book is a roadmap for innovators, entrepreneurs and those seeking new avenues for exploring and reimagining the future evolution of human consciousness and its infinite possibilities
How we perceive the world is the key to how we act in the world. Based on their course at Berklee, Michael and Panos show that a musician's perspective, much like a designers perspective, can unlock inspiration and innovation, no matter who you are
Two Beats Ahead is the first of its kind - a book that turns on its ear the popular myth that business and the arts are at odds with each other. There is so much we can learn from musicians about innovation and creativity in business, and in this groundbreaking and riveting book, Panos Panay and Michael Hendrix show us exactly what we're missing
This book is not just about innovation. It may be the most provocative and thoughtful business book of its time, an approach to managing through the cacophony of fifty years of disruption
Being an artist isn't just a matter of having imaginative ideas-to make songs and put them out into the world, you have to use that imagination to problem-solve, collaborate, pivot, and hustle. This book shows how thinking like a musician can provide valuable lessons for entrepreneurs, educators, and anyone who's trying to create something new
We all know that creativity plays a major role in the world of music, and that innovation plays a major role in the world of business. But, are creativity and innovation two sides of a coin? Like the subjects it writes about, Two Beats Ahead is a highly creative, innovative and enjoyable book