"Jon Friedman understands that the genius of Bob Dylan (resiliency and reinvention) is also the key to creating a life of innovation and joy. It is our rebel artists like Dylan who create the unique cultural stew that keeps us forever young.”
Jonathan Taplin, director of USC Annenberg Innovation Lab and author of Outlaw Blues: Adventures in the Counter-Culture Wars
Even if you will never learn how to write a song as iconic as "Blowin' in the Wind" or "Like a Rolling Stone," you can certainly benefit from understanding the factors that have made Bob Dylan so successful throughout his astounding five-decade-long career.
Dylan personifies the virtues that we all strive to present in our lives: tenacity, grit, persistence, converting defeats into victories, re-inventing ourselves frequently to keep up with the changing times, standing apart from the crowd, applying an intellect to the task of solving problems and never taking success for granted.
Indeed, Bob Dylan has experienced his share of frustrations, disappointments, defeats and outright miscalculation since he arrived in Greenwich Village from Minnesota in January, 1961, as a highly ambitious nineteen-year-old folk singer.