Before retiring in May 2013, Sir Alex Ferguson spent 26 seasons as the manager of Manchester United, the English football (soccer) club that ranks among the most successful and valuable franchises in sports. During that time the club won 13 English league titles along with 25 other domestic and international trophies—giving him an overall haul nearly double that of the next-most-successful English club manager.
In 2012 Harvard Business School professor Anita Elberse had a unique opportunity to examine Ferguson’s management approach and developed an HBS case study around it. Now she and Ferguson have collaborated on an analysis of his enormously successful methods
posted by criticalbill
on Sep 10, 2013 -
Kirby Ferguson's fourth and final installment of Everything is a Remix
: System Failure
has been released. (Also on YouTube.)
It covers intellectual property rights, the derivative nature of creativity, patents and copyright. Transcript
. [more inside]
posted by zarq
on Feb 17, 2012 -
Here's a dot .
an octave and a half above high C for the legendary jazz trumpeter Maynard Ferguson
, who has passed away
at 78. Building on the experimental wanderings of Miles Davis, Ferguson fused jazz and rock in creating what is quite probably the signature big band sound of the psychadelic and disco eras. (See, e.g., "Rocky" (.wav)
.) He was well-known for astounding technical proficiency and his tight-lipped embochure
created one of the largest ranges of any trumpeter. (Here's
Ferguson playing and conducting "Round Midnight" in a very early clip [youtube]
). But legions of former high school trumpet geeks full disclosure: I am one
will remember him best for his commitment to signing promising young players for his tours and his reaching out, with tireless touring at tiny venues,
to high school and college bandies and drum corps-types who at one time or another came across his repertoire.
posted by Saucy Intruder
on Aug 24, 2006 -