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Peter Cook
Works at The Academy of Rock
Attended Gillingham Grammar School
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A response to Richard Branson's post on the EU
It’s only three weeks since we voted to leave the EU and we continue to face seismic and unpredictable shifts on a daily basis. Did they lie to you?
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That's good.  Quitting is for losers. 
under any condition, one can thrive.
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A new album features some intellectual intercourse between Shakespeare and Spotify https://humandynamics.wordpress.com/2016/07/13/shakespeare-versus-spotify/
Announcing a record breaking album of songs inspired by Shakespeare in the form of the album Shakespeare Versus Streaming. Read on
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Peak Performance - Mind, Body, Soul @VirginActiveUK https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/peak-performance-mind-body-soul-peter-cook
I was sitting on the stage of The London Palladium recently interviewing Marcus Anderson, Prince and CeeLo Green's sax player. He was marvelling at the architecture etc. As a young American I
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Strategy in an uncertain world requires both structure / discipline and creativity / improvisation - here I revisit the approach called Scenario Planning as a way of navigating a VUCA world - Comments and thoughts welcome https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/strategy-vuca-world-peter-cook
In a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) world, sustainable competitive advantage arises from: Differences between enterprises not similarities, which arise from a "benchmarking"
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On the Voice of America show - Leadership, Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959/
Chris Cooper hosts Be More,Achieve More,an Internet talk radio show about business, management and marketing.
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My latest article for LinkedIn Pulse focuses on transferable lessons from the world of improvisation in jazz with parallel insights in business. In a complex and unpredictable business world, we need skills of prepared spontaneity to ensure that our creativity is on purpose - See Sax Symbols - Contributions welcome https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/right-first-time-lessons-from-sax-symbols-peter-cook
Here's an interview we recorded at The London Palladium the other week with Marcus Anderson, saxophone player with Prince and now CeeLo Green. This was shortly followed by my participation in a live
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A new partnership with a Virgin veteran https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/virgin-birth-peter-cook #Leadership
I’m proud to announce a new speaking and consulting partnership with David Tait OBE. David was with Virgin Atlantic from the very beginning and is acknowledged by Sir Richard Branson as having played
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Getting Engaged - an interview with the Executive Director of "Engage for Success" https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/engage-success-peter-cook
Introducing Cathy Brown, Executive Director of Engage for Success, who aim to create great workplaces in the UK through the commitment, energy, and creativity of the people that work in them. Cathy
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Radio interview on Creativity and Innovation
I’m delighted to announce that I’ve just been asked to lead the Creativity Champions Group on Linkedin. A group of 5000 + vibrant and diverse individuals whose passion is creativity. The Group will…
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Strategy in an uncertain world requires both structure / discipline and creativity / improvisation - here I revisit the approach called Scenario Planning as a way of navigating a VUCA world - Comments and thoughts welcome https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/strategy-vuca-world-peter-cook
In a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) world, sustainable competitive advantage arises from: Differences between enterprises not similarities, which arise from a "benchmarking"
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Disrupting HR - A Case Study - A look at how one organisation has lost its grip on HR with soul and what that means for the motivation and leadership of that organisation. HR is a key differentiator - Good HR makes the difference. Bad HR can kill performance. Views welcome https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/indecent-hr-proposals-peter-cook
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Disrupting HR - A Case Study - A look at how one organisation has lost its grip on HR with soul and what that means for the motivation and leadership of that organisation. HR is a key differentiator - Good HR makes the difference. Bad HR can kill performance. Views welcome https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/indecent-hr-proposals-peter-cook
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  • Gillingham Grammar School
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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.

Bragging rights
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.
Work
Occupation
Business consultancy, keynote speaking, writing, musician, coaching
Skills
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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Leadership Lessons from Virgin Atlantic
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I was approached by David Tait OBE recently to form a speaking partnership. David was with Virgin Atlantic from the very beginning and is ac

The Sports Show | Episode 20 |
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Christina Jansen photographed Muhammad Ali in 1986. She talks about her fond memories of a global icon - The greatest boxer to have ever ste

The Music of Business
globoedu.com

In this masterclass Peter Cook will take you on a journey through music as a way to learn important business skills, such as strategic manag

Beyond Compare
kategl.blogspot.com

Day 14 (Monday 14th December 2015) 14 is the average number of times a person passes wind each day. A typical fart is made of: 59% nitrogen,

Punks, Virgins and Pop Art
humandynamics.wordpress.com

Come to our next event in the Virgin Lounge with The Godfather of Punk, Mr Richard Strange. Read on ...

Come Lounge With Me ... and Jess and The Bandits
humandynamics.wordpress.com

Come on down to the Virgin Lounge in Haymarket London on Friday November 6th at 3.00 pm for a very special event with upcoming Country Rock

Innovation Excellence | Encouraging Intrapreneurs within an Innovative C...
www.innovationexcellence.com

In this article for Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Brand, I explore the encouragement of intrapreneurs within an innovative climate. Leaders a

HARD ROCK, BLACK HEART
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A review of Bernie Torme's new album Blackheart.

The return of The Flying Scotsman - Virgin.com
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All aboard The Flying Scotsman! The most famous train in the world is coming back to the railways.It is a significant milestone in a long-ru

Hard Rock Heaven
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What can we learn from rock stars in terms of preparation and presentation?

HM Customs need Exercise
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Observations in inefficiency in public services

Innovation Excellence | Advice from Sir Richard Branson – 7 top tips
www.innovationexcellence.com

In this latest article for Sir Richard Branson, Peter Cook looks at 7 top tips for looking after yourself as an entrepreneur and leader.

Punk Rock People Management by Peter Cook | Cultured Llama
www.culturedllama.co.uk

Strips down HR to the bare essentials for busy people and those who are sick of HR jargon getting in the way of running a business.

Stay nimble: How can a David avoid turning into a Goliath? - Virgin.com
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Doubtless you recall the story of David and Goliath, a tale of a contest where a smaller, weaker opponent takes on a much bigger, stronger c

LLAP !!
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This past week an entertainment icon passed away - Leonard Nimoy. He was mostly known for his immortal TV character, Spock from Star Trek. A

And Nobody Lived Happily Ever After, Which Was Fine - Day 54
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Day 54 (January 23rd 2015) 54 is the number of independent countries in Africa, created during colonial times. Before colonial rule Africa c

Carnival of HR: Make HR Better Edition !!
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It's time once again for the Carnival of HR !! I asked people to submit posts and give their thoughts on "HR would be better it . . ." I was

Weekly Walk - Day 41
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Day 41 (10th January 2015) 41-gun salute is only for special people The standard Royal salute is 21-guns and is reserved for Heads of State.

Precious People - Day 39
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Day 39 (8th January 2015) 3 9 = Japanese internet slang for "Thank You" (3 is “san”and 9 is “kyu”) Illustration is a velvet embroidered Fuku

Great store - I had to cancel an order at the last minute after I discovered that my 'dead e-bow' came back to life. The item was already at the depot for despatch but they made no fuss about it and even called me back several times to keep me up to date on developments - Five Star - Highly Recommended in a world where customer service is going out of fashion. I shall be back :-)
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Gorvins did not complete the work we asked them to do and have used every administrative trick in the book to say that they have completed the work, including denying that phone calls were exchanged in order to duck responsibility. I cannot recommend them lowly enough for a so-called professional firm. To add insult to injury, a senior partner wrote an extremely offensive letter asking my mother in law that if she was unhappy she should write to them. She has had several strokes, is unable to move or use one hand and is not completely sure what time it is since dementia kicked in recently. That said, they have since made good the work and this leads me to conclude with an overall satisfactory score.
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