When the first Bootleg series came out and I heard the waltz version of Like a rolling stone, I knew why I like Dylan. He is willing to experiment. During concerts he is changing his songs constantly. Dylan said once in an interview that he is doing that, because he thinks they can still be improved. This continuously changing styles, redesigning songs, experimenting make him the iconic figure that he is. Most of the times it works, sometimes it doesn’t. Dylan accepts it, because he said himself: “There is no success like failure”. In a tour concert program book Dylan answers the question which record he thinks is most successful with: “I’m sure they were all successful in their own way and I’m sure in their own way they were all failures.” The way Dylan experiments and cuts himself loose from fear of failure can serve as wise lessons for companies.
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