Category Archives: Classical Music

A Weekend with Andrew Carnegie

There is little success where there is little laughter.  ~ Andrew Carnegie This past weekend my family and I spent a glorious few days as the guests of the Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle, nestled on the shores of the … Continue reading

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Leadership in Three Time Zones . . .

My daughter was leader of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain for the 2014-2015 concert season and over the past several years has been fortunate enough to play under the skilled baton of numerous excellent classical music conductors, including Vasily Petrenko (pictured), Simone Young, Sir … Continue reading

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An Opera Production and Corporate Culture

  Opera is when the hero gets stabbed in the back and instead of bleeding, he sings!  ~Robert Burns My daughter loves opera and even though she is just 17 has seen nearly 100 operas in places like the Royal … Continue reading

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Classical Music in the South of France and Group Behaviour

After a successful two weeks of classical music in the south of France, I now have a chance to step back, relax and think about lessons learned.  It’s a habit I have used to good advantage throughout my business life, … Continue reading

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The Transformative Power of Classical Music in the South of France

July has a special meaning for my family.  For the past eight years my wife has organized a classical music festival in the South of France near the town of Limoux. While Limoux is famous for its sparkling wine, called … Continue reading

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Presence: the other success principle

(Note:  This is a post I wrote in January, 2014, but with the recent success of the movie, Eddie the Eagle, I thought the message would again resonate – John R Childress) Presence is more than just being there.  ~Malcolm … Continue reading

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A Classy Young Violinist

I know that the most joy in my life has come to me from my violin.  ~Albert Einstein May 6th was the string finals for the BBC Young Musician of the Year 2016 competition televised on BBC Channel 4. Previous competitions … Continue reading

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