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We are in the middle of summer and there are only 166 shopping days until Christmas. How’s your summer going so far? Have you been productive and accomplished your goals? It has been a busy summer for me and I still have a lot of items to check off my to-do list. I have been busy reading and listening to the #AskGaryVee podcast and book. If you are looking for some summer inspiration, take some time and watch, read or listen to something he has produced and let me know what you think. Have a great week and check out the articles below. Leave a comment below and let me know what you are reading. Stay tuned for an announcement about a summer book reading club later this week.

The American Revolutionary by Jody Rosen
One of my obsessions this summer has been Hamilton the Musical. Me and my family have been listening to it non-stop since the Tony’s. My kids are learning about history and love singing the songs. Lin-Manuel Miranda (creator of Hamilton) finished his run as Hamilton on Saturday and this is a great story from the New York Times.

How to Make Pour-Over Coffee, 4 Ways by Roberta Moscini Chiffriller
I am a coffee snob. I can’t and won’t drink bad coffee. I gave up half and half last summer and now I love the flavor of my coffee. Here’s a great article for people who are looking for a better cup of coffee at home.

The Trouble with Traditional Grip by Mark Feldman

String Timpani Tuning Gauges with Magnets by Ted Rubright
Brilliant! If your timpani gauges are broken or you have old drums, check out this easy solution.

Do Managers and Leaders Really Do Different Things? by John O’Leary

Dave Gerhart

Dave Gerhart

Dr. Dave Gerhart, Product Manager, Percussion for Yamaha Corporation of America and Lecturer of Percussion at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSU, Long Beach, is a nationally recognized performer, composer, and educator. Dr. Gerhart, originally from Fairfield, California, holds a D.M.A. from the University of Southern California, M.M. in Percussion Performance and Instrumental Conducting and a B.M. in Music Education from California State University, Long Beach.
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