Modular Strategies with Rikkert Achtereekte

Modular strategies with Rikkert Achtereekte

My guest today is Rikkert Achtereekte, customer director of sales and electronic musician. Rikkert works for the IT engineering company Schuberg Philis, which focuses on mission-critical processes. And Rikkert is a composer and performer of electronic music and gets together with some friends for a bi-monthly improvisation session on modular synthesizers. Rikkert shares insights about […]

This is how to position yourself as a leader

Leadership Positions in Music Thinking

Free Download – use it in a presentation and discuss it with your team. What if you look at your business endeavour with a music mindset? Let’s have a look at the key visual “Leadership Positions of Music Thinking” from the book The Power of Music Thinking that you can download below as a PDF. […]

The Instrument with a Smile with Dagan Bernstein – Ukulele

Ukulele - the instrument with a smile. A conversation with Dagan Bernstein

Today we are in Hawaii. We speak with Ukulele Player Dagan Bernstein, a teacher and musician passionate about designing and leading innovative educational experiences. Dagan is currently serving as Capstone Coordinator at an independent K-12 international boarding school in Hawaii with additional expertise in mathematics, music, and digital media instruction.  We speak about collaboration in […]

Scaling your business with different ensembles

How to scale your business inspired by music ensembles

Download the template and use it in a presentation or discuss it with your team. What if you look at your business endeavour from a musical point of view? Let’s have a look at the key visual “From Soloing to Orchestration graphic” from the book The Power of Music Thinking that you can download at […]

Performing in Japan with Björn Eichstädt

Performing in Japan with Björn Eichstädt

Today we are in München, Germany, talking to Björn Eichstädt, Managing Partner & Co-Owner of Storymaker and publisher of the digital magazine “J-BIG – Japan Business in Germany”. He studied Neurobiology and was active in experimental music in the 1990s and 2000s.  Björn takes us on a trip to Japan. From J-Horror Films, Japanese Spirits, […]

From a business perspective: what are your song, style, and service?

regarding your business: What is your song, style, service?

Download the template and use it in a presentation. What if you look at your business endeavour from a musical point of view? How would the analogy with music help you to better understand your business, have meaningful conversations and take action toward a shared common goal? Let’s have a look at the key visual […]

Finding your Side B with Paula White

Finding your Side B with Paula White

Today we are in New Albany, Ohio. We speak with Paula White, a globally recognized sales leader, leadership coach and author of the book Side B: Remix Your Leadership Style. We talk about how music can (re)charge the way you are leading and how leaders can work on their behavioural traits based on music principles. […]

Launching a book with Q&A

Roy Scheerder interviewt Christof Zürn

Thursday, April 14, we celebrated the book launch at the BIS Publishers office and store on the Borneostraat in Amsterdam, during an intimate ceremony. Harm van Kessel, one of the new owners of BIS Publishers, celebrated the official handover of the new book “The Power of Music thinking” to the author Christof Zürn. Christof has […]

International Co-creation Learning Lab

Last week we did a music thinking lecture at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam) as part of the AURORA International Co-Creation Learning Lab. Video of the co-creation In three steps, Danny La Haye, Wolfgang Stark and Christof Zürn teamed up to co-create a practical music thinking intervention:Bass and Saxophone to explain different positions a co-creator should use in a free improvisation based on […]

Brands as Patterns with Marc Shillum

Brands as Patterns with Marc Shillum

Today we speak with Marc Shillum, Designer, Creative Mind and trained musician. Marc was the founding Chief Experience Officer of Matternet, a pioneering transportation startup awarded World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer. In his role, he connected the dots between Customer Needs, Hardware Design, Software Design, User Experience, Visual Design, Business Strategy and Brand Building. Marc […]