The eighth question I am being asked for the book research mentioned in an earlier post is:
In your opinion, what connections do you see between music and finance?
As I responded in an earlier answer, I do not consider myself a finance person. I’m in a financial-type company, but I’m the marketing guy.
There certainly is a connection between music and finance (or math, to be more accurate). Music IS math. There are a certain number of beats per measure and all the notes within those measures must add up to the time signature. So as one is reading music, he/she is constantly and very rapidly working doing the math as the different length notes are whizzing by. For an experienced musician, the calculations are being don subconsciously, but they are nonetheless being done. I think that develops an intuitive sense for math.
But to be honest, none of this “intuitive math skill” is needed in my day to day work.`