Blink - Chapter Five: Kenna’s Dilemma Summary & Analysis

Malcolm Gladwell
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Kenna, a rock star, is the child of Ethiopian immigrants and grew up in Virginia. His father attended Cambridge and is an economics professor. He wasn’t exposed to rock music until he heard U2’s The Joshua Tree. He played that tape until he destroyed it. He is a talented and humble young man. In his first big concert engagement he was the opening act for No Doubt.

Kenna taught himself to play piano when he was a teenager. He began singing and writing music. He recorded a demo after scraping enough money together. His demo got into the hands of Craig Kallman, co-president of Atlantic Records. Kallman was impressed. Paul McGuinness, U2’s manager, flew him to Ireland for a meeting. He was booked to perform in high-profile venues. Industry people loved his music but in the end...

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