Business Advice From Van Halen

David Lee Roth should be the new CFO at Microsoft or really any major company these days.  Read this article on how he used a little statement inside their contracts to determine if the vendor they hired actually read the contract.  Just awesome…

Made to Stick, Dan, Chip Heath 

David Lee Roth, Made to Stick“In other words, Roth was no diva. He was an operations expert. He couldn’t spend hours every night checking the amperage of each socket. He needed a way to assess quickly whether the stagehands at each venue were paying attention — whether they had read every word of the contract and taken it seriously. In Roth’s world, a brown M&M was the canary in the coal mine.”

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