Why understanding (not replication or competition) is the key to learning and winning

Why understanding (not replication or competition) is the key to learning and winning

There was a time when we all learned by replicating someone else. Walking. Laughing. Writing. As we got older and our minds began to have conscious thoughts, we shifted our learning more towards understanding. Why is a letter shaped this way? Why does joined-up handwriting have serif marks? Why should we use joined-up writing? Why […]

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Acknowledging the difference we make through musical and emotional awareness

Acknowledging the difference we make through musical and emotional awareness

After I conducted the London Philharmonic Orchestra in rehearsal, I had to acknowledge that my confidence completely dissipated. It’s been an arduous climb ever since, but it seems like there is now more of the mountain below me than above. Following that humiliating experience, one of the questions I constantly asked myself is “what difference […]

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