How are music and innovation related? What skills are shared among successful musicians and entrepreneurs? The answer: MANY.
But what about on a more fundamental level? When we unearth the hidden force behind great creative minds in all disciplines, it is the cross-disciplinary, globally minded approach that wins the day. Travelers (including myself) swear by the immense value in experiencing other cultures. Foodies experience of cuisine is enhanced by a simple knowledge of what's out there.
Similarly, in order to grow as an artist, one must enjoy a wide breadth of experiences. Making house music? Every A&R expert worth their salt will tell you to LISTEN TO OTHER GENRES. Why do philanthropists begin their charitable careers in middle age? Well part of it is because they can add much more value to a cause with business experience and other resources under their belt. On a related note, successful businesses maintain teams with a healthy mixture of skills and many of the most visible tech firms of the day manage their internal environments through management practices, office layout and more. As an example, Facebook is so fully dedicated to it's mission of connectivity, that it has nearly 3000 of it's employees working in ONE SINGLE ROOM to promote idea flow (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2584738/Now-THATS-open-plan-office-New-pictures-reveal-Facebooks-hacker-campus-house-10-000-workers-ONE-room.html)
Ultimately, that's just the tip of the iceberg for us entrepreneurs and artists. In order to succeed in this ultra-fast age, we have to blur the meaning of our roles. Musicians and Entrepreneurs both need to simultaneously act as marketers, designers, managers, promoters, salesmen and more. For musicians in particular, understanding the basics of producing/mastering, recording, songwriting and even acting and speech-making will go extremely far. On a similar count, aspiring founders should expect to engage in everything from pitching and hiring, to marketing and designing.
Always seek new educational opportunities. The moment you sit on your haunches, you begin missing out on BIG opportunities for yourself personally and professionally.