... frequently involve people. When I was director of the classical division of EMI, I hired a grand marketer from Unilever. It was bold to bring someone from a blue-chip FMCG background into the record industry in 1990, which was pretty unsophisticated then. The resistance was huge - I never won over some diehards.
I'm also pleased I chose not to succumb to the excesses of the rock and roll lifestyle. I was in the company of many fantastic musicians: hanging out with Madonna in 1986 in New York, as well as spending time with Eric Clapton, Brian May, George Michael - the list goes on.