I am placed in situations with opportunities in those situations that others are not. I don’t believe that that is happenstance. I believe that there is a God that has a plan for me.
I think that people will always want music; I think that the form that they will get it in, or distributed to them from, and the price they pay for it is what’s up in question.
But we’re not God. We’re humans, and at the end of the day we have to march to the beat of a certain kind of drum. And if you step outside too far into thinking you’re some sort of deity that can transcend law and order, then you’ve crossed a line.
I was always fascinated by the decision-making process and the managerial process and just business in general.
The reality is that I surround myself with very smart, very strong people – including my ex-wives.
I believe that God plays this enormous role in my life. And I believe that it’s my obligation to give back and to follow the rules that were set. And it also gives me an enormous sense of my own place.
I never got real satisfaction out of the good ones, and I used to get really annoyed with the bad ones, so I just stopped reading them all.
I was always fascinated by the decision-making process and the managerial process and just business in general. So every opportunity I had to hang around with him, I did.
He’s very good at his job. He’s a very clear thinker. He was a great believer in decision-making. Making decisions.
He let me work on my own to a far greater extent than I should’ve been – just to learn as I was making my own mistakes.
The concept of a ‘hostile transaction’ is really a misnomer. Because you can’t buy something unless the owner wants to sell it. Now, it might be hostile to the management, who don’t want to lose their jobs or don’t want to work for somebody else, but every deal that gets done by definition is a friendly deal.
The weak either improved or got swallowed up. I think that is good for the economy.