Saturday, January 19, 2008

ON TRYING IT

“Emanuel Ax, the great concert pianist, recalls the nervousness when his ensemble, which included cellist Yo-Yo Ma , proposed a new variation on an old piece to their partner, the esteemed violinist Isaac Stern.” Since Stern was 20 years older than they, and had probably played the composition hundreds of times before, they thought he would resist the change. Instead, nearly 80 year old Stern, hesitated briefly and said: “Let’s try it.” I think there is a lesson here for professional speakers, business owners and entrepreneurs. (source: AARP Bulletin)

The Coach asks . . . are you willing to do or think something in a new way?




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