April 2, 2019 Noon to 1 pm O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library, Room 108
All are welcome – refreshments will be provided
“Improvisation, creativity, agility, and the ability to create and innovate under conditions of turbulence and uncertainty are central not only to the jazz process, but also the entrepreneurial process. Join us as we explore these and other surprising similarities between jazz and entrepreneurship, as well as the lessons that both of these fascinating, complex, and collaborative activities have to offer one another.” – Dr. Steve Cole
Alec Johnson: Alec Johnson, whose primary teaching interest is Innovation has taught for 18 years at the University of St. Thomas in Entrepreneurship. He is a Julie Hays Teacher of the Year (Opus Business School), and owns several businesses including his freelance photography business (www.acjfineartphoto.com).
Steve Cole: Dr. Steve Cole is Head of Music Industry Studies and Recording Arts at the University of St. Thomas. As a jazz musician (saxophonist) Dr. Cole has eight major label solo releases, and has published over 150 original works. His research in organization development & change explores how music based interventions can build individual and organizational capacity for creativity, agility, and dynamic capability.