Friday, February 24, 2012

Learning from success

Tony Michaelides
British entrepreneur Tony Michaelides shares lessons from his career in the music business.
Drawing on a wide range of success stories, including his own, Tony Michaelides easily held the attention of students in November who gathered in the Lynn Business Center’s Rinker Auditorium to hear the renowned music producer and promoter. The British entrepreneur offered distinctly business-related insights inspired by his 37-year career in the music industry.
“Never let it rest until your good is better and your better is best,” Michaelides told students, noting that many of the lessons he learned apply not only to music, but to all endeavors. Students should seek to learn, he said, from others because “their hindsight can be your foresight.”
He shared his personal perspective of working with music greats such as U2, Bob Marley, Elvis Costello, Whitney Houston, Annie Lennox and others, but he also pulled from a wide range of philosophies, including business magnate Richard Branson, singer and humanitarian Bono, computer pioneer Steve Jobs and writer Aldoux Huxley. The lecture was sponsored by the School of Business Administration’s endowed Roberson Visiting Executive in Residence Program, the School of Music and the office of Career Development and Academic Advising.

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