Bob Dylan: How To Recognize the Vision

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Al Kooper wasn’t good enough to play guitar on Bob Dylan’s “Rolling Stone.” Al Kooper was not given permission to leave the control booth and weasel his way into the band. Al Kooper wasn’t even an organ player—he knew how to piece together a few chords, but that was it.

How then did Al Kooper end up playing organ on one of the most famous songs of all time?

Watch the story.

I’ll give you the lesson in advance.

When someone has a vision, let him or her explore it. Be the conductor. Listen, encourage, and let your band work through the ideas.

And when someone has that vision—the one that’s better than your original idea, more magical than what you first heard in your head—roll with it. Like a Rolling Stone.


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Mark Kinsley is Leggett & Platt's Staff Vice President of Marketing for the Bedding Group. Outside the office he enjoys spending time with family, mountain biking, hiking, and snow skiing. Connect with Mark on Twitter via @markkinsley. View all articles by Mark

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