Start Me Up and Keep Me Growing: Management Learnings from the Rolling Stones

Louis Lehot
1 min readJul 1, 2022

Happy Friday friends.

Before we head into the 4th of July holiday weekend, especially for those in the US, sharing a post about a new book that bridges #music and #business.

👉 We all know the #RollingStones, their iconic tunes and their industrial-scale concerts. What might have appeared like a straightforward career path was in fact full of obstacles.
👉 However, through many wise business decisions, artistic and commercial adjustments, and painful challenges, the Stones became the greatest societal influencers of the post-war world.
👉 This easy read outlines the band’s history with a focus on business aspects, management learnings and the interpersonal dynamics that repeatedly threatened to end the greatest success story of rock ’n’ roll, but eventually culminated in an unrivalled planetary success.
👉 It’s written for #startupfounders, talent managers in large corporates and their consiglieres who seek inspiration for their own workplace, and will enjoy hearing how the Stones made it.

Good read for a long summer weekend…



Louis Lehot

Louis Lehot is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, based in the firm’s Silicon Valley office. Follow on Twitter @lehotlouis