I’m delighted to announce a major new speaking partnership with Vicky Hamilton, former Manager of Guns N’ Roses, Poison and Faster Pussycat and management consultant with Mötley Crüe. Together, Vicky and I offer an exclusive series of corporate keynotes and longer masterclasses across the globe. Together, we offer MBA2 where Masters of Business Administration meets Much Bigger Amplifiers … a unique combination of lessons on leadership from Vicky’s experience in holding explosive rock bands together with Peter’s quintessentially English observations on business from his combined experience as an MBA tutor, scientist and musician. Together we offer insights on the following topics:
- Disruptive and creative thinking about your business strategy and practices
- Converting creativity into sustainable profit
- Managing volatile people with huge egos under extreme pressure
- Negotiation, influencing and persuading powerful people
- Building and rethinking your brand to face a VUCA world (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous)
We are giving showcase events at The Virgin Lounges in the UK on these dates:
We are also offering a strictly limited dinner with Vicky and myself, providing a 1:1 opportunity for detailed discussions about managing high performance people with planetary sized egos. Contact me to book your dinner date:
I interviewed Vicky just recently to give you a taste of her insights into life in the fast lane. Check out our mini video below:
Much Bigger Amplifiers : Keynotes that go all the way up to 11 …
At 22, Vicky Hamilton left her hometown of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and arrived on the Sunset Strip as a wide-eyed blonde with an ear for rock & roll: “I was back home interviewing Tom Petty for Three Rivers Review,” says Hamilton, “And he told me I was a ‘real California girl,’ and that’s all it took.” It was 1981, and Hamilton arrived at the center of Hollywood; where the scene was erupting with spandex, sex, cocaine, Aqua Net hairspray and madcap visionaries, like Hamilton, who discovered Guns N’ Roses and became their first manager and surrogate mother. She moved on to work as an A&R executive at major labels such as Geffen and Capitol, in addition to starting her own Grammy winning indie label Small Hairy Dog. Vicky’s book “Appetite for Dysfunction” is a no-holds-barred exploration of the realities of managing rock bands with transferable lessons for anyone seeking to manage creative people or disrupt their markets. Vicky is considered one of the most successful female industry players and has made many TV appearances on MTV, VH1, BBC, The Biography Channel etc.
Sex, Dysfunction and Rock’n’Roll
Slash meets Prince – with my pal Aaron Stone after hours at a private party
Peter Cook leads Human Dynamics, offering better Business / Organisation Development and Coaching / Mentoring. He offers keynotes that blend World Class Leadership Thinking with the wisdom of the street via The Academy of Rock – where Business Meets Music.
For some wisdom on business leadership, innovation and creativity, check Peter’s seventh book out at Bloomsbury or book us for a masterclass or longer development programme.