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Jam!: Amp Your Team, Rock Your Business by Dan Lipson, Jeff Carlisi

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Chapter 13. Should I Stay or Should I Go?

How to know when it's time to move on, and how to develop an exit strategy before you do.

In 1991, we were riding high, still basking in the glow of our best-selling song. We were in a comfortable songwriting partnership, and even with a new lead singer, we had a well-defined sound. Like Journey and Foreigner, we were a brand name, known all over the country. It was a very good time to be a veteran rock star.

And then three scruffy kids from Seattle came and pulled the rug right out from under all of us.

That same year Nirvana released "Nevermind," officially kicking off the grunge era in rock music. Grunge was a conscious rejection of the attitude that had grown up around rock, if not the style of music ...

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