At Apple University – the company’s internal training program – new employees take a crash course in Picasso. Here’s Graham Winfrey’s post on Inc.com.
“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.
Age of Artists is looking forward to participate and present at the 2014 Copenhagen Art of Management and Organization Conference. We finally received our formal acceptance letter stating:
We are delighted to accept your paper “Art and Economy – How Business can Learn from Creative Disciplines” for participation in the Open stream at the Art of Management and Organization Conference to be held at the Copenhagen Business School August 28 – 31, 2014.
A 19K person survey conducted by Tony Schwartz, the president and CEO of consulting firm The Energy Project, and Christine Porath, an associate professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business revealed four core needs for superior employee performance impacting the bottom line up to 22 percent:
- Renewal (physical)
- Value (emotional)
- Focus (mental)
- Purpose (spiritual)
Sharing this along with a picture from last week’s camping holiday in northern Germany.
It will be soon fifteen years ago when Thomas (Koeplin) and I started our first conversations about the positive influence art could have on the global economy. What if – we thought – we would be able to distill how artists work and to offer this essence to professional organizations – profit and non-for profit – and the people within in order to support the idea of a more sustainable global economy.