Carl Størmer takes examples from life, work, and jazz music to emphasize the importance of conversation and interaction in everything that we do as humans. A song offers structure to limit the options in which a group of musicians interact. And, you measure musicians on the quality of their interaction within a group. In this moving and emotional #BIF9 story, Størmer teaches us that in order to progress in life, you have to be open to other people's ideas and be willing to go in directions you may not expect. Because, control is for beginners and all you have is influence.

ABOUT CARL STØRMER

Carl Størmer has done what most people dream of–combined two of his greatest passions–jazz and business–to create a successful, highly sough after business. Jazzcode AS, a consulting and entertainment firm specializing in improvisational collaboration and structured communication, offers training for high-performance teams in communication, innovation, and creativity in business and collaboration. Carl, a founding prinicipal of JazzCode, often brings in musicians to illustrate how jazz musicians collaborate in real-time and then draws the parallels for professional teams. JazzCode has been performed with leading musicians for large and small groups at such organizations as IBM, Krafts Food, Oracle, KPMG, Statoil, Hydro, Telenor, Schibsted, Insead Advanced Management Program, Novartis, London Business School AMP, Cap-Gemini and others.

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26:50

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