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RSA fellows may enjoy my latest book The Music of Business - a book which crosses the artificial chasms between art, science and business, by looking at business excellence through ideas developed from my career in science and music.
This is my fifth book, acclaimed by Harvey Goldsmith.
You can preview the book at …Continue
Posted on February 21, 2013 at 13:20
I spent a night at the opera recently, when we went to see Rusalka, by Dvorak. In brief Rusalka develops the fairy story of a mermaid, who longs to leave her underwater kingdom. She falls in love with a handsome prince but must pay the price of losing her voice. Of course the opera ends in tragedy. Sounds innocent enough? Well, Daily Telegraph readers were outraged due to…Continue
Posted on December 15, 2012 at 11:58
There is a school of thought that says that creativity is enhanced by having all the resources you need. There is an equal and opposite view that suggests that limitations can be the spur to creativity. It is to this view that I want to turn. Starting with the gypsy jazz musician Django Reinhardt:
Tony Iommi accidentally 'copied' Django's loss after an accident in a sheet…Continue
Posted on September 12, 2012 at 9:00
I was recently asked by BBC Radio 4 's You and Yours about how social networking can produce results, bearing in mind that this artform also doubles as a 'favourite waste of time' for some people. I was drawn towards two examples, one hugely successful, the other a comedy of errors which ended in glorious failure. My story today concerns the positive example of how we created an online social movement to sell out a concert for the reclusive rock star Bill Nelson, leader of 70's pop art…Continue
Posted on August 15, 2012 at 9:00