One of my classes this semester was Ideation. In this class we tried to build the “Master Idea” for a specific company based on Joey Reiman’s method, who also taught the class. He is the founder and CEO of BrightHouse. This company is applying this method very successfully. Here is our result from this class – our company was Teavana. Enjoy!
The Emory University Chorus and the Emory Concert Choir were giving a wonderful Christmas Carol Concert this weekend at the Glenn Memorial Auditorium. I attended the Saturday 5pm performance. At least after this performance I do not accept any longer people saying that America is a culture-free zone! It was awesome and very Christmasy 🙂 The program is available here.
I just came back from a fantastic concert of the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra under the conductor Antoni Wit. They are currently on a tour through the United States and gave a concert this evening at Emerson Concert Hall / Schwartz Center.
Serenade for String Orchestra, op. 2 (1897) (Mieczyslaw Karlowicz)
Piano Concerto No. 1, E-flat Major (Franz Liszt)
Symphony No. 2, op. 73, D Major (Johannes Brahms)
Usually, tickets for this performance are 80 Dollars. Emory offers a “passport for creativity and arts” for students which contains a lot of vouchers for concerts, exhibitions… including this one. The passport is just for eight Dollars! What an amazing offer!
Last week I’ve been to two concerts in the Emerson Concert Hall at Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. The concert on Tuesday, “Magnificat”, was about organ and choral music from the sixteenth century. On Friday, the Emory University Symphony Orchestra gave a concert under the conductor Richard Prior.
Once a year the former US President Jimmy Carter is visiting Emory University. This year it took place last night. His speech was about ten minutes, the main part being question and answer. Everybody was invited to submit questions before his speech. The whole event was about an hour.
The last days I got my courses and an Emory e-mail address assigned. I got almost all courses for which I subscribed. Sadly, I didn’t get the most important one, which is Strategic Management. But there is still a chance to get into this class in the Add/Drop/Swap-Week – the first week of the semester. Anyway, at this time I’m subscribed at the following courses:
Marketing Strategy (Marketing)
Negotiations (Organization and Management)
Consulting (Organization and Management)
Leading and Managing Change (Organization and Management)
Business Communications (Communication)
I have to decide on four courses which is the usual workload of the students at this university. So I’m going to drop two or three of them–depending on the Strategic Management course…
On the occasion of my nomination had been confirmed, we had a little celebration today. Peter took some photos – thanks a lot! It was my pleasure drinking sparkling wine with you. Thank you for spending your time.