the Rock Band Project
The social science behind the music.
Ruth Blatt writes about the social science behind rock n’ roll music. 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 been interviewing dozens of bands, managers, and other industry professionals for a book about teamwork lessons from rock bands. She has written about rock n’ roll for The Atlantic and Psychology Today. Please visit her blogs in Forbes, Psychology Today and Wired.
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