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Opera . . . Classical vs Modern

Last evening Stephanie and I went to the English National Opera production of Julietta.  Now if you are like me, visions of Romeo and Juliet, colourful costumes and classical set design springs to mind.  Not so.  Julietta, based on the … Continue reading

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Mr. Mom Week

So, this is the beginning of my “Mr. Mom Week”.  My wife is on a business trip to Africa, Burkina Faso (100 points if you know where that is), and Dad is taking over the thousands of domestic and child … Continue reading

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A Leadership Lesson from Billy Budd (the Opera)

“Who in the rainbow can draw the line where the violet tint ends and the orange tint begins? Distinctly we see the difference of the colors, but where exactly does the one first blendingly enter into the other? So with … Continue reading

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A Return to the Opera

In a recent post we were exploring what business leaders can learn from an opera conductor (The CEO and the Opera). Today let’s explore the second business leadership principle, courtesy of Conductor Ed Garner and the English National Opera as … Continue reading

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The CEO and the Opera

“Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and, instead of bleeding, he sings”  -Ed Gardner As many of my readers know, my 12 year old daughter, Stephanie, plays the violin.  Guiding and supporting her as she learns … Continue reading

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