I’m growing weary of the U2 iTunes record complaining. I was happily surprised by it. If you’ve got beef, blame Tim Cook. Stop using iTunes. As far as the quality of the music, I think the criticism has been pretty shit so far. I played in a touring rock band that played alongside the likes of Interpol and mostly listen to indie rock, folk, and americana with some beats thrown in, but I agree with a lot of what Fricke had to say. It’s not Achtung Baby, but it ain’t a dog. MP3s are on the way out, Apple’s music service is in clear need of re-invention, Bono should take off the sunglasses, his vocals are a little hot in the mix, but melody and craft wins. And these dudes still get and give a shit about it. I’m ok with musical spam if it sounds like this. There are much bigger digital sins. Get over it.
If you want to make it happen, get off your ass.
Don’t rely on email or wait for answers. See things through.
If you want to make it happen, stop talking and start making.
Get in a room and figure it out. Make decisions quickly.
If you want to make it happen, make sure the mission is clear.
Repeat it over and over and over. Write it on the wall.
If you want to make it happen, mind your manners.
People respond well to please and thank you.
If you want to make it happen, always be accountable.
Don’t bring problems, bring solutions.
If you want to make it happen, make friends with your team.
People who have fun together win together.
If you want to make it happen, keep your mind open.
Surround yourself with smarter people than you and listen.
If you want to make it happen, stay positive.
Yell at the the problem not the person.
If you want to make it happen, run to the problem.
Lead the conversation. Define resolution.
If you want to make it happen, don’t accept impossible.
Work harder than anyone else. Do whatever it takes.
If you make it happen, you know that it’s never easy.
Remarkable invention doesn’t happen without a fight.
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