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A new perspective on achieving great business performance based on lessons from the world’s leading performance artists.


● How to create great performing teams, individuals and companies.
● Original insights from the world of performing arts and the artists that move us through their performances.
● Written by authors who have successfully trained high performers in business.



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Dr Mark Powell is a business writer, consultant and entrepreneur with over 30 years experience. His increasing focus has been using performing arts to solve modern day business challenges.

Jonathan Gifford is a business author who formerly worked in advertising and magazine publishing. He studied philosophy at University in Kent and played saxophone semi-professionally.

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