Ruth Blatt writes for Forbes.com’s leadership channel about popular music using research on management and entrepreneurship. She shows a different side of musicians and music industry professionals by taking them seriously as navigators of their own careers, as leaders of small businesses, and as part of self-managed creative teams. She has a Ph.D. in Management and Organizations from the University of Michigan and taught Entrepreneurship to MBAs at the University of Illinois in Chicago. She has written for TheAtlantic.com, Psychology Today and Wired.com.She currently writing a book about the history and production of rock concerts.

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