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Off Key

Some people are so successful that they become self-absorbed and tone-deaf to the world around them. Pinchas Zuckerman, the world-renowned violinist, recently made what many considered racial comments during a master class at Julliard, telling two Asian sisters they needed to add more “soy sauce” to their playing. He went on to say that “Koreans don’t sing,” and when they told him they were also Japanese, he said, “Japanese don’t sing, either.” Do you get to a place in the world where you’re so sheltered, or so revered, that your life shuts out reality?


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Alan Weiss is a consultant, speaker, and author of over 60 books. His consulting firm, Summit Consulting Group, Inc., has attracted clients from over 500 leading organizations around the world.

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