Comments on: The music paradigm http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/20/the-music-paradigm/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Kris Hartley http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/20/the-music-paradigm/comment-page-1/#comment-2794 Tue, 16 Jun 2009 03:48:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/20/the-music-paradigm/#comment-2794 The comparison to Ben Zander is understandable but inappropriate in my view. True, they do both make connections between classical music and business/leadership, but to sit inside a professional orchestra and hear those examples come to life around you is a completely different animal than simply having one man with a mic tell you about them. I’ve run into a few people who have been in Roger Nierenberg’s presentations and they had really positive things to say about how he addressed their companies’ issues. (one of them went to their first orchestra concert as a result of their experience) I’m an amateur pianist with a business degree and applaud anyone’s efforts to get rid of the mindset that classical music is only for a select few or is only for entertainment. And if that means helping out in the business sector too, all the better.

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By: Lance Knobel http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/20/the-music-paradigm/comment-page-1/#comment-1794 Thu, 21 May 2009 16:14:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/20/the-music-paradigm/#comment-1794 Sounds like an attempt to capitalize on the staggering success of Ben Zander, who has been drawing the links between music and leadership for years. Zander’s performances are incredibly inspiring — the kind of thing that Davos participants talk about years later. I’m not sure, however, that people take much away from these kinds of events other than a temporary high.

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By: Griff http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/20/the-music-paradigm/comment-page-1/#comment-1787 Thu, 21 May 2009 15:10:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/20/the-music-paradigm/#comment-1787 Players on the PGA tour get instant feedback too…shoot a pair of 75’s on the feedback is either “go home, try again next week” or “hey, don’t you belong in a pro shop”.

A dead hook-left shot is instant feedback that you’re next lie is bound for the brushes or the pond.

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By: Eric Dewey http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/20/the-music-paradigm/comment-page-1/#comment-1764 Wed, 20 May 2009 22:37:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/05/20/the-music-paradigm/#comment-1764 felix, as a former orchestral musician who is now a corporate compliance officer, Nierenberg’s point is immediately clear to me: in both an orchestra and a corporation the participants must be on the same page, working at the same tempo, with their instruments tuned to the same frequencies, or the result is utter chaos.

The challenge in the corporate world is that, unlike music which provides immediate feedback, in the corporate world there is a lag time between playing the notes and hearing the music – a lag time that occurs mostly because there are too many conductors of dubious worth in the corporate world…

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