Fast Company

Music Students Make Great Entrepreneurs

From an article at Fast Company.

Panos Panay, a founding managing director of Berklee ICE (Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship), wrote a great article about his experience as an entrepreneur with a music degree - not a business one. He says,

Learning how to play a musical instrument and becoming a musician is an exercise in developing good listening skills, experimenting, overcoming repeated failure, self-discipline, and successful collaboration. It is simply impossible to become a successful music professional unless one also masters certain theoretical concepts, develops good presentation and improvisational skills and, ultimately, attains that elusive quality of originality that only comes once fear of failure is overtaken by the desire to acquire a new insight, a fresh perspective, and a unique voice.