The Beginning of My Long Strange Trip

It’s hard for me to believe that it’s been more than 37 years since I first saw the Grateful Dead perform in Des Moines, Iowa on June 16, 1974.† There was the Wall of Sound, and they played nearly 4 hours, but I must admit I wasnít all that impressed with that first show; at that point I didnít yet ìget it.î †All thatís changed, so itís even harder for me to believe how that performance began such a radical change in my life, and how ìlong strange tripî has become so apropos for my lifeís journey.

On November 2, 2011 my new book Everything I Know About Business I Learned from the Grateful Dead: The Ten Most Innovative Lessons from a Long Strange Trip will be published by Business Plus.† The book is my attempt to describe part of my strange trip as I explain some of the unique a remarkable things the Grateful Dead did as a business, and how their business was strongly influenced by their improvisational music.† I hope youíll check my blog from time to time as I describe how dramatically the Dead changed the direction of my life, and how telling the story of their business become a major part of my lifeís purpose.