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    • 06 June 2009 at 11:40 am
      the metaphor of a group of musicians, improvising or playing from music, is one that may see a resurgence in the 21st century. in the 21st century we shall have to learn to share resources and ideas differently from the way we have tended to in the 20th century. the 20th century often promoted a winner-take-all, sometimes win-at-all costs, zeitgeist. whilst good for some in the short run, in the long term and in aggregate, this way of thinking and operating is very wasteful and hard to coordinate and give direction to. such thinking may well also run counter to the way our minds have evolved, particularly in regard to leadership, which can be positive when it helps us live better lives and fit in with the world, both natural and human. when leadership leads to strife and misery it is surely maladaptive. good leadership requires that people be willing to collaborate. it is hard to think of a better way to learn collaboration - and leadership - than in the context of learning to play music together.

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