Bob Marley, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Art Tatum: 3 Musicians, What They Had in Common

Bob Marley, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Art Tatum left behind a great body of work, which people in the field have learned from. Each of these three men had a great impact on music. I’ve been creating profiles in wisdom for over a year now, so I decided to start grouping people I have profiled into logical groups, in this case musicians, to see what lessons I might glean by looking at them collectively. 7 Lessons from Bob Marley, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Art Tatum Strive for excellence. Work at your craft everyday. Resilience – bounce back from setbacks, it’s a part of life. Understand the fundamentals in your field and then … [Read more...]

This Week: Awaken the Genius – Patrick K. Porter, Winston Churchill, & Rebecca Penna

This is what we talked about on The Invisible Mentor Blog this week: Awaken the Genius: Mind Technology for the 21st Century by Patrick K. Porter, Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister, and Rebecca Penna, Director, Refervescence Training. Adventures in Learning On Saturday I saw the documentary, Bob Marley at the Bloor Street Cinema in Toronto. Last weekend was also Doors Open Toronto which added more energy to the city. I love Bob Marley’s music, and I learned quite a bit about him when I wrote his profile during Black History Month. However, I learned much more about him while watching the film, especially the reasons why he … [Read more...]

10 Lessons from the Bob Marley Documentary

On Saturday I saw the documentary, Bob Marley at the Bloor Street Cinema in Toronto. Last weekend was also Doors Open Toronto which added more energy to the city. I love Bob Marley’s music, and I learned quite a bit about him when I wrote his profile during Black History Month. However, I learned much more about him while watching the film, especially the reasons why he wrote specific songs. Artists often create their art as a social commentary of what’s going on around them, and Bob Marley was no different. Although the film was almost two-and-one-half hours long, the time went by quickly. Here are 10 important lessons from Bob Marley … [Read more...]

The Invisible Mentor Week in Review

This is what we talked about on The Invisible Mentor Blog this week: Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier, Black History Month – Bob Marley, Singer, Songwriter and the Father of Reggae, and Gary Vurnum, Author. Adventures in Learning I have never given museum curation much thought, and I first learned about online curation in the fall of 2010 from Social Media Examinerin their post How to Grow a Following With Other People’s Popular Content. However, during Social Media Week Toronto, I attended an excellent session titled Curation vs. Curation, where the panel compared curation in the context of museums with curation online. The big question … [Read more...]

Black History Month: Bob Marley, Singer, Songwriter and the Father of Reggae

Bob Marley sold more than 20 million record albums valued at approximately $190 million before he succumbed to cancer at age 36. “Bob Marley rose from poverty and obscurity to international stardom, becoming the first Third World artist to be acclaimed to that degree.” He is best known for reggae and Rastafarianism. Name: Robert Nesta Marley (Bob Marley) Birth Date: February 6, 1945 - May 11, 1981 Job Functions: Entertainer Fields: Entertainment & Music Known For: Popularizing Reggae Quiz (find the answers in the Wisdom of Life Profile for Black History Month) What was the name of Bob Marley’s first band? What was the name … [Read more...]