- March 1, 2016: Vol. 10, Number 03

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Proving a point: Why David Bowie and Glenn Frey matter

by Jonathan Schein

We’ve certainly seen some wonderful artists pass away over recent weeks, including Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey and iconic rock star David Bowie. Both artists contributed to what is known as the “soundtrack of our lives”. Whether singing along to Hotel California every time it begins on the car radio or wondering what Major Tom was really thinking, it’s hard to see people who have brought so much to our lives move on.

And though it may seem like a stretch, the arcs of these two musicians’ careers present an opportunity to reflect on how they can apply to our own industry, certainly in terms of investment management and strategy. And it’s not as much of a stretch as you may think.

From strategy to success

Both of these men came up through the music scene in the late 1960s and early 1970s, one of the most creative and dynamic times in modern music history. Frey hung out in southern California and helped create the easy listening formul

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