The Art of Governing

“It behooves [a chief executive] to think and to act for [himself] and for [his] people. The great principles of right and wrong are legible to every reader; to pursue them requires not the aid of many counselors. The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest. [He need] only aim to do [his] duty, and mankind will give [him] credit where [he fails].” –Thomas Jefferson: Rights of British America, 1774. (*) ME 1:209, Papers 1:134. ¬†

Milk Formulas for Baby Animals

Each species of animal has different nutritional requirements for proper development including a fat/protein ratio of the milk. Milk designed for cats (a carnivore – meat eating animal) is high in protein so the kitten can develop strong bones and muscles more slowly. Bunnies (Herbivores) need high fat to grow very quickly and do not need the high protein of a carnivore diet. Thus feeding kitten milk to bunnies (which we often see suggested on various websites) is totally incorrect.

Distinguishing between Advertising and Marketing

The best way to distinguish between advertising and marketing is to think of marketing as a pie, inside that pie you have slices of advertising, market research, media planning, public relations, product pricing, distribution, customer support, sales strategy, and community involvement. Advertising only equals one piece of the pie in the strategy. All of these elements must not only work independently but they also must work together towards the bigger goal. Marketing is a process that takes time and can involve hours of research for a marketing plan to be effective. Think of marketing as everything that an organization does to facilitate an exchange between company and consumer.

African Culture

African culture is incredibly interesting because it is so diverse. Every African country is a mix of tribes each with their own unique language and culture. Some countries as small as Uganda have more than 30 tribes.

Cultural Diversity in Higher Music Education

In the multicultural reality of today, everyone involved in the arts has to at least determine their position towards cultural diversity. Even if it means choosing not to address it. A close look at conservatoires across Europe shows that in fact, over the past two decades, cultural diversity has moved beyond exoticism and tokenism. It has become an artistic, social and market reality that is reflected in numerous activities in higher music education.