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Better to Speak of It: Fostering Relationships & Results through Creativity by Robert Rimm in collaboration with Clive Gillinson

Better to Speak of It is a book of core management and personal values written by Robert Rimm, managing editor of Arch Street Press, in collaboration with Clive Gillinson, executive and artistic director of Carnegie Hall. Better to Speak of It offers specific, first-hand experiences from Gillinson and many leaders within key nonprofit, corporate, educational and cultural fields, appealing to readers–including nonprofit directors and managers, corporate executives and employees, arts-administration staff and students, and the public interested in the health and well-being of the arts–seeking insight into how creativity can be applied with substantial results. The book explores the vital benefits of innovation and organizational management, serving others and effective partnerships, access and mentoring, budgeting and well-considered risk, media and effective communications, education and lifelong learning, while also examining pervasive management practices that can all too easily lead to stagnation and failure. The public book launch will be on October 13th @ 7 p.m. at Shakespeare & Co., 939 Lexington Ave., New York City; Robert and Clive will read from the book, with Q&A and a light buffet.


Excess of Being

Excess of Being by Lera Auerbach

Lera is a Russian-American poet, composer, musician and visual artists. She has published more than 120 works for opera, ballet, orchestral and chamber music, and performs as a concert pianist throughout the world. Her work is championed by leading artists, conductors, stage directors and choreographers, with recent works staged by the San Francisco Ballet, Stanislavsky Theater, Hamburg Opera, Theatre an der Wein, National Ballet of China, Finnish National Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, Semperoper and Staatskapelle Dresden, and New York’s Lincoln Center. The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, selected Lera in 2007 as a Young Global Leader and in 2014 as a Cultural Leader, where she lectured on borderless creativity. In Excess of Being, she revitalizes the form of aphorisms. Her writing is provocative, dark, ironic and humorous, perceptively addressing life’s kaleidoscopic questions. This is her first book published in English.