Friday, January 26, 2018

WIRTW #491 (the “rage” edition)

Last Friday, Fake ID played to a packed house at The Symposium, an old school rock club in Lakewood, Ohio. And, they absolutely brought down the house. Here’s their set closer, Rage Against the Machine’s “Killing in the Name.”

Why am I posting of video of a bunch of teen and preteen kids playing music? For starters, my daughter is the lead singer, and I think they’re very worthy of sharing.

Also, Fake ID teaches us a couple of employment lessons.

Age is not a valid predictor for success. Fake ID is comprised of two 11 year olds (including Norah) and three 14 year olds. In my opinion, they perform well above their young ages suggest. Don’t judge your employees, or prospective employees, by their age, judge them on their abilities and talents, whether old or young.

Talent is not a substitute for hard work. What impresses me most about how well Fake ID performs isn’t the performance, but all of the time and effort they put in to honing it. Lots of great talent wastes away by laziness and apathy. Your best employees will be the ones that work the hardest, period.

You have one more chance to catch Fake ID live this month, at Sky Zone Highland Heights, tomorrow, January 27, from 7 - 8:30 pm. No cover for the music, regular jumping rates apply.

Here’s what I read this week.



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