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The Art of Possibility

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In Defense of Last-Minute-itis

There are people who plan vacations months in advance, down to the hotels they will stay in each night and the clothing they will bring.  There are people who reserve a table at a restaurant weeks ahead and who book their next hair appointment while at the salon.  And many people fill their social, cultural … Continue reading

It’s All Invented

In The Art of Possibility, after decades of teaching music and seeing how students’ anxiety about grades interfered with their playing, co-author Benjamin Zander decides to give each pupil an “A” at the beginning of the semester.  Their only requirement is to write him a detailed letter explaining who they will have become by the … Continue reading

More on Possibility: Leaders are Everywhere

As long as I can remember, people have bemoaned a lack of leadership, of visionaries who can either inspire others to get involved for the greater good or do what’s necessary in the face of inertia or opposition.  But, what if the opposite were true? What if leaders are everywhere but we choose not to … Continue reading

Do you live in possibility or fear?

I grew up in a family of news junkies.  Even though we lived in Massachusetts, we religiously studied the New York Times, pored over the Boston Globe, and skimmed the weekly local paper.  Later, the Wall Street Journal entered the mix for a more balanced ideological intake.  My father had first dibs, and the rest … Continue reading

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