My three year-old grand-daughter Clementine is very smart. While she’s never taken any piano lessons yet, I was impacted by this most recent one (of many) videos. Here’s why: on her own, she maintained a reasonably constant rhythm, while composing a song in her head in...read more
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On August 12, I discovered and attended the Brazilian Cisne Negro dance troupe performing in Aspen CO, one week before it would visit and perform for a week at at the Joyce Theater in New York City. Author Tonya Plank has documented the forthcoming New York visit, at her site: http://www.tonyaplank.com. This dance company was founded over thirty years ago, and while other ballet company’s...read more
In March of 2010 I wrote a post called Innovation Often Redesigns the Status Quo: Musicin which I wrote about my frustration with the “program notes” passed out at classical concerts and my appreciated but unused reformatting of these notes. Today I would like to share a letter I wrote, but never sent to Clive Gillinson, British Chief Honcho of Carnegie Hall, about a year ago further...read more
In my opinion the best music magazine in the world is Gramophone, published in the UK. About a year ago it brought together many of the leading world’s music critics to help determine the greatest orchestras. The order was as follows: best in the world was the Royal Concertgebouw from Amsterdam, followed by the Berlin Phil., Vienna Phil., London Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Bavarian Radio,...read more
When Neill Brownstein of Bessemer Venture Partners asked me, ”so Gideon, what are you up to?” (leading to the founding of Gartner), my first step was to document my view of what I believed to be the sorry status quo of the then-Advisory Industry (Yankee Group, Dataquest, IDC, et al). But true to form, I was almost always questioning the status quo. Even today in retirement, my...read more