36 minutes | Sep 10th 2018

Aaron Dworkin: 'You can do anything', music, mentors and 500 rejections

Newsweek named him as one of 15 people who make America great and he was Obama's first appointment to the National Council of the Arts. Yet Aaron Dworkin was just a violin undergraduate with no money or connections when he had the idea for The Sphinx Organisation, to transform representation in classical music. He talks about how hundreds of rejections never dented his determination, and the piece of mail that changed everything. You’ll be fired up and inspired by:* Why music practice was the the perfect preparation for taking on a huge, challenging project* The huge role that mentors play in his life, and how he finds them* The significance of partnerships rather than sponsors (and this is SO valuable, not matter what you want to launch)* How to get people to give you money (“Who has more money than the president of the World Bank?”)* Performance poetry and his latest science fiction novelWe also talk about how he keeps his outsider position and uses it to keep challenging and making change. Feeling powerless? This is a great listen if you’re not sure how to get heard for something that REALLY matters to you.Click to view: show page on Awesound
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