Rolling Stones Lips LogoThe regular Peelers know that I, on occasion, like to make references to bands and artists in the music industry, using them to create analogies and examples to marketing and branding.

In similar fashion, Stephen J. Dubner over at Freakonomics calls the Rolling Stones front man, Mick Jagger, the Profit Maximizer and compares him to a “supremely smart” CEO, for his direction of the Stones for the last 30 or so years.

I’ve said it before. I think there is a lot that can be learned from bands and artists in the music industry, and their approaches to business. There is an amount of freedom in the industry that allows them to explore different methods and keep pushing the limits.