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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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Too Young To Lead?

Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook when he was just 20 and became the youngest CEO of a multibillion dollar public company at 28. He has since been named one of the most influential CEOs in the world. Many other CEOs and business … Continue reading

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My Heroes . . .

Early in life all of us have had heroes; people, living and past, real or larger than life characters from novels or comic books. They inspired us.  They provided us with role models of courage, compassion, resourcefulness, grit. Their actions … Continue reading

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River Currents and Productive Careers

I was watching a documentary the other evening about a stream clean up effort on the Raritan River in Pennsylvania, sponsored by Orvis. It was both uplifting and educational at the same time. Take a look: One of the facts … Continue reading

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Rookie Again . . .

Life doesn’t seem to be a continuous path of growing up and maturing.  At least not for me, anyway.  The path of life is more like a series of peaks and valleys (but with an overall upward slope), where the … Continue reading

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