Awaken Possibility

Last fall I came across a two year old TED talk from Boston Philharmonic conductor Benjamin Zander, entitled "On Music and Passion". I'd heard good things about The Art of Possibility, the book Zander wrote some time ago with his wife, Rosamund. Passion and possibility are favorite subjects of mine, so I watched.

I grew up in a house full of music. Classical was one element of a repertoire that included pop, jazz, blues, broadway, bluegrass, folk, choral, and opera. As a result, my musical tastes run the gamut. Still, while I enjoy classical, these days I listen to it rarely, go to see it performed even less frequently than that.

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Welcome to emotionalINTELLIGENCE, a collection of observations at the intersection of business innovation, culture, finance, leadership and political economy. I have considered writing on these topics for some time. Thanks to creative new thinking about communication, design, borders and business models, old boundaries are dissolving. Leaders in corporations, non-profits, civic and global communities recognize that their organizations can be meaningfully improved by learning from others' successes and cooperating across sectors. People are talking more. Exciting products, programs, organizations and ways of doing business are emerging as a result.

I am powerfully optimistic about these changes. A few publications, news shows, commentators and websites focus on discussion of the positive trends. But too many continue to practice dumbing down the news, rehashing problems over and over and over again. emotionalINTELLIGENCE is my answer to those old-school commentators.

You can learn more about me here. I look forward to getting to know you.