We stand just 72 hours away from the launch of my new book “The Music of Business”. The book is already available to buy at AMAZON.CO.UK, AMAZON.COM, and KINDLE. Signed copies directly from the book WEBPAGE. On 31 1 13, the book will be on special offer for the day. If you are planning to buy copies, it would help enormously if you did so on 31 1 13 to help secure a place in the Amazon charts in an interesting experiment to see if it’s possible to beat the major publishers at their own game.
To preview the book, this week I’m taking a break from my regular blogging content. Instead I’ve just selected some cool videos from some of the artists who feature in the book. Normal service will be resumed soon and I will stop being over excited!
Gaga controls the music business and is Queen of Social Media marketing.
I grew up on the Beatles, having blown my ear drums out screaming to Twist and Shout when I was 5 years old with an orange plastic Beatles guitar. This was the beginning of my 1st love and perhaps was the 1st inspiration for the book, swiftly followed by Jimi Hendrix.
AC / DC are a miracle in making a ‘formula’ work over nearly 40 years. Most of us have to flex and bend in order to stay alive.
Madonna is a reinvention guru. What made her that way? Read all about it in The Music of Business.
The best day of 2012 was the moment when I performed on stage with Bernie Tormé. Can business be this fun? Yes it can! We offer 24 hour strategy retreats that synthesise business excellence with the power of music.
Prince teaches us about the art and discipline of improvisation in the context of peak performance.
Scott McGill – a virtuoso jazz fusion musician and teacher gives valuable lessons in ‘musical escapology’ with important parallels for business creativity.
Richard Strange – Quoted as “The Godfather of Punk” by Johnny Rotten explores the dark side of creativity and innovation. If you are in London and wish to meet up, I often attend Richard’s alternative mixed media event Cabaret Futura.
Bill Nelson offers us lessons in principled leadership and reinvention in The Music of Business. Check this music master’s work out at Bill Nelson.
Ch, ch, ch, changes from the Thin White Duke, who has shape shifted many times over 40 years, keeping his audience. His latest work sees him turn full circle back to a reflective style that won him fans 40 years ago, but with a post-modern edge to it.
My life was never the same at the age of 13 when I discovered Marc Bolan. Bolan was a great innovator. Check out Lesley Ann-Jones’ book on Marc on Amazon.
And of course, the title of this blog from the Bard of Barking – what a great wordsmith:
Hoping your week rocks! Please spread the word about the book launch on 31 1 13 on social media, e-mail, carrier pigeon and any other mode of communication. Thank you for all your encouragement and supports, which have been pivotal in completing this project.