Paul McGuinness, manager of U2, has lunch with the FT.
It's not pretty to survey the history of great rock stars and their managers. There seems to be an almost perfect correlation between the greatness of the performer and the scumitude of the manager. It's kept a lot of litigators in business. And bankruptcy lawyers. And drug dealers. And psychiatrists . . .
But McGuinness seems to be the exception. His longevity with the group, his sense of fairness, his psychological insight, and his business and investing acumen are the hallmarks of the great manager/consigliere.