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The Music of Buisness. Book Launch, Film, Music, Interviews and Networking! Tuesday 9th June. 7.30pm at Sun Pier House! Featuring… Richard (Kid) Strange- Author, Actor and Musician. Peter Cook – Virgin Author, Business leader and Musician. Listen here for a radio interview mentioning us here at ...
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Innovation Lessons from The Fender Stratocaster Guitar
Innovation rarely lasts as long as the Fender Stratocaster. This guitar has survived for some 60 years in a turbulent business world against stiff competition.  What are the innovation secrets of this sustainable innovation?One of the key weaknesses of early electric guitars was the fact that the necks warped, causing them to play out of tune. The prevailing paradigm of the major guitar manufacturers at the time was that guitars must be made only...
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A book which blends MBA thinking on strategy, creativity, innovation and change with parallel lessons from music which makes for much better reading than the usual fare
I'm delighted to announce the launch of a new edition of "The Music of Business". Signed copies are available direct from me - simply mail peter@humdyn.co.uk You can also order via Cultured Llama Publishers and all the usual places, The book fuses MBA level lessons on strategy, creativity, innovation, leadership and change with parallel insights from the world of music. Here's six themes from the book:1. What can you learn from life in a rock ban...
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A book which blends MBA thinking with parallel lessons from music which makes for much better reading than the usual fare
I'm delighted to announce the launch of a new edition of "The Music of Business". Signed copies are available direct from me - simply mail peter@humdyn.co.uk You can also order via Cultured Llama Publishers and all the usual places, The book fuses MBA level lessons on strategy, creativity, innovation, leadership and change with parallel insights from the world of music. Here's six themes from the book:1. What can you learn from life in a rock ban...
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BBC Radio 4 recently launched the 2015 Women's Power List and I'm privileged to have met some of the foremost female leaders across a variety of disciplines. I often wonder:Would we have a better world if women ruled?I was prompted by a conversation with three great women at The Virgin Lounge in London the other day and my recent appearance on The Women In Business Radio show. I had also been thinking about bees recently when writing my new book ...
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Leadership Masterclass
We are delighted to be heading to Warsaw on June 23/24 to lead a masterclass event on business leadership mixed with parallel lessons from music.  We are also delivering the keynote address and co-hosting a rock music after party following an exclusive dinner on June 23 at the prestigious Pure Sky Club - Warsaw's premier business club. Head over to the event website to find all the details.The event, masterminded by Brian Allan, Malgorzata Krukow...
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Innovation Lessons from the Fender Stratocaster 
Innovation rarely lasts as long as the Fender Stratocaster. This guitar has survived for some 60 years in a turbulent business world against stiff competition.  What are the innovation secrets of this sustainable innovation?One of the key weaknesses of early electric guitars was the fact that the necks warped, causing them to play out of tune. The prevailing paradigm of the major guitar manufacturers at the time was that guitars must be made only...
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A book which blends MBA thinking with parallel lessons from music which makes for much better reading than the usual fare
I'm delighted to announce the launch of a new edition of "The Music of Business". Signed copies are available direct from me - simply mail peter@humdyn.co.uk You can also order via Cultured Llama Publishers and all the usual places, The book fuses MBA level lessons on strategy, creativity, innovation, leadership and change with parallel insights from the world of music. Here's six themes from the book:1. What can you learn from life in a rock ban...
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Come on down to my book launch - "The Music of Busness" and "Punk Rock Business" - featuring The Godfather of Punk - e-mail me for tickets using details on poster
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Join Irene Becker and me on this hangout
 
In this hangout you have a unique opportunity to talk with Irene Becker about leadership, creativity and a host of other topics.

First woman CEO of a steel company in Canada, Irene is a trailblazer and champion of possibility thinking, communicating and results whose work is lauded by Harvard professors, thought leaders, HR experts, CEOS, senior managers, consultants, training companies and career transition clients.

She now helps people find faster, better ways achieve leadership, communication and career reach, resonance and results.

Join us in the chat as we trade riffs and myths of leadership excellence.

Follow her on Twitter at @justcoachit 

Check Irene's website out at http://justcoachit.com/
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In this hangout you have a unique opportunity to talk with Irene Becker about leadership, creativity and a host of other topics.

First woman CEO of a steel company in Canada, Irene is a trailblazer and champion of possibility thinking, communicating and results whose work is lauded by Harvard professors, thought leaders, HR experts, CEOS, senior managers, consultants, training companies and career transition clients.

She now helps people find faster, better ways achieve leadership, communication and career reach, resonance and results.

Join us in the chat as we trade riffs and myths of leadership excellence.

Follow her on Twitter at @justcoachit 

Check Irene's website out at http://justcoachit.com/
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Peter Cook. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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A Walk on the Wild Side ... Irene Becker in conversation with Peter Cook
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Business Consultant, Keynote Speaker, Author, Musician, Scientist, Dad. Not keen on polenta
Introduction
Leader of Human Dynamics and The Academy of Rock. Business consultancy, Strategy facilitation, much better Training and Development, OD, Coaching, Keynote speaking and Conference design.  

Author of "The Music of Business", "Sex, Leadership and Rock'n'Roll", "Punk Rock People Management" and "Best Practice Creativity".

Background leading innovative pharmaceutical development teams, international troubleshooting.  Working as a business academic, teaching and writing on MBA programmes.  Have run this business for nearly 20 years and therefore know what I'm doing.

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International keynote speaker and business consultant. Author of 7 books on business acclaimed by Professor Charles Handy, Adrian Furnham, Harvey Goldsmith CBE and Tom Peters. Appears on BBC TV and Radio, The Guardian, The Independent, The Sunday Times, USA Today and the Institute of Directors with his ideas.
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Business consultancy, keynote speaking, writing, musician, coaching
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Creativity, Innovation, Business, Organisation Development, Leadership, Consultancy, Training Design, Music, Keynote speaking, Conference design, Strategic thinking, MBA tuition, Coaching, Large scale interventions
Employment
  • The Academy of Rock
    The Boss, 2001 - present
    Keynote speaking and conference design. Website http://www.academy-of-rock.co.uk
  • Human Dynamics
    MD, 1994 - present
    Business consultancy, Organisation development, Better Training and Development and Coaching on Strategy, Creativity, Innovation and Change. Website http://www.humdyn.co.uk
  • Thinkific
    Online Learning Designer, 2013 - 2014
    Online Learning Designer for The Music of Business
  • beCause Global Consulting
    Associate, 2014 - 2014
    Nadine B. Hack's beCause Global Consulting Network is an enviable group of global thought leaders and facilitators. Find out more about Nadine B Hack's Global Consulting Network at http://www.because.net/our-network/
  • Wellcome
    R&D leader, 1976 - 1990
    International Troubleshooter, R&D leader, Herder of cats
  • The Open University
    Tutor / Writer, 1990 - 2008
    MBA tutor and course designer
  • Wellcome
    HR specialist, 1990 - 1994
    HR consultancy, Bespoke design of management development programmes, Coaching
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