Saturday, July 16, 2005

On the Bard

If you really want to succeed in business, study the masters: WarrenBuffett, Bill Gates…and William Shakespeare. Yes, the Master of theUniverse or so says Britain's Cranfield University, which has teamed upwith Shakespeare's GlobeTheatre and the late Laurence Olivier's son tooffer courses that mine the playwright's works for advice on climbing thecorporate ladder. To weather acts of betrayal, you might turn to "JuliusCaesar." To learn how best to inspire your team to victory, read "HenryV."How about "A Winter's Tale" for tips on coping with mid career changes.

The Coach thinks there is a message here for speakers…relate the stories toyour audience's lives.

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