3 Van Halen-Inspired Management Hacks by HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes
“Back in the early ‘80s, Van Halen was famous for its revolutionary sound and explosive shows. But the legendary rock group was also notorious for its backstage demands. The most infamous: no brown M&Ms. […] He [David Lee Roth] even included a no brown M&Ms clause in his contracts.
But there’s actually more to this story than prima donna posturing. As explained by the band, the no brown M&Ms stipulation was deliberately added to Van Halen’s huge 53-page contract for a very specific reason: as a clever test for quality assurance.”
As a former audio person, I enjoy reading why big bands and artists are actually that big.
Ryan uses this example to give some tips on how they do QA at HootSuite.