Map of the World 1480
"Map of the World", German 15th Century, woodcut, 41.3 x 29.2 cm (16 1/4 x 11 1/2 in.), Rosenwald Collection, National Gallery of Art

“Design Mindfulness is everything. It’s how you live in the world.” – Interview with Tom Peters

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In a recent interview on leading the 21st-century organization with McKinsey Quarterly Tom Peters suggests to deal with the insane pace of change by going beyond the kinds of tasks and roles that can be automated. One of his recommendations for leading the 21st-century organization is design mindfulness:

“One way to deal with the insane pace of change is by living to get smarter and to learn new things. Another way is by going up the value-added chain beyond the kinds of tasks and roles that can be automated.

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Mad March (Stephen Swartz)
Mad March, Stephen Swartz

“My personal Ideal is that I need to Create” – Interview with Photographer Stephen Swartz

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Hotel California, a great song by the Eagles, was playing at one point in the background while the interview with Stephen Swartz was conducted at the Café Domizil in Altenburg, Germany. The song is about California, Los Angeles specifically. In the mid-70s, LA was full of high expectations and promises, and thousands of people migrated there in droves in search of warm sun, wealth, money and fame – expectations that ultimately went unfulfilled.

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Als der Wirr-Warr nach Altenburg kam
Als der Wirr Warr nach Altenburg kam, Anthony Lowe

“No one has ever given me a real Job” – Interview with Painter Anthony Lowe

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Painter of cities Anthony Lowe was born in London and studied art in Liverpool, Bristol and London. He lives and works near Altenburg in Germany. During an inspiring and entertaining conversation this past August in his workshop in Zürchau we learned how a career choice between becoming a vicar, joining a tank regiment and choosing art is made. The final choice is also surprising as we learn about Anthony Lowe’s bad art results in school.

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Daniel Prandl

“I can learn more from a Concert I Dislike than from a Concert I Love!” – Interview with Daniel Prandl, Jazz Pianist and Composer

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Age of Artists met with Daniel Prandl in one of the study rooms of the University of Music and Performing Arts in Mannheim, Germany, where he teaches students of the piano. Excerpts from our conversation can be found here.

Details about Daniel Prandl’s music be found at www.danielprandl.de.

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Miha Pogacnik National Gallery

What can Business learn from Classical Masterpieces – Interview with Miha Pogacnik

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“Great Art really mobilizes the total human nature and that is very important.”

One of the objectives of Age of Artists is to promote the dialogue and exchange with thought leaders at the intersection of art and business. One of our first conversations brought us to Miha Pogacnik, classical concert violinist and leadership consultant that taps the largely unexplored potential of art as a significant force for productivity, creativity and organizational renewal.

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