Miles Davis…Kind of Blue ūüéļ final resting place at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, School of Music

This is the trumpet that inspired the greatest jazz album ever recorded, Kind of Blue.

Davis’ use of space and silence on Kind of Blue was groundbreaking.

He often left large gaps between his notes, which created a sense of anticipation and allowed the listener to fill in the gaps with their own imagination.

I guess that’s what he meant by saying:


“It’s not the notes you play; it’s the notes you don’t play.”


Davis was known for his ability to make complex music sound simple and accessible.

Similarly, successful entrepreneurs often find ways to simplify complex problems or processes in order to create value for their customers.

It’s not the too many features you try to cram in a product, it’s what you leave out that makes it sophisticated.

It’s not the many words that you use, it’s the power of the pause in between the words and the resultant silence that keeps us interested in what you’re going to say next.

By focusing on the essential elements and removing unnecessary complications, entrepreneurs can create a product or service that is both effective and easy to use.

Just because you can, does not mean you should.

Sometimes what you don’t do is just as important as what you do.

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