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    "What undoes them is the familiar stuff of human folly: denial, hubris, ego, wishful thinking, poor communication, lax oversight, greed, deceit, and other Behind the Music plot conventions. It all adds up to a failure to execute. This is not an exhaustive list of corporate sins. But chances are your company is committing one of them right now."(The context here is about that the CEOs of companies committing errors leading to flops)
    I know "Behind the Music" is a movie, but why did the author use it here?

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    'Behind the music' here means things that are happening in the background that you are unaware of.

    it is more common to say 'behind the scenes'; In secret or private, away from public view. It is an analogy which describes various activities that go on behind the curtain in theatres, out of the audience's view.
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