Robert Stigwood: Impresario Extraordinaire
Huffington Post - about 2 years
On January 4th, my colleague, business partner and mentor of over 45 years, Robert Stigwood, died. Robert was remarkable. Our backgrounds and outlooks were very different but we bonded over my willingness to disagree with him. His sycophants feared losing pay and perks and were intimidated into silence. Robert wanted truth... I told him the truth. Stigwood's lofty position emerged from what I'd characterize as a pathological belief in himself plus a willingness to take risks - whether at the roulette wheel, the race track - or similar risks in how he conducted business and his life. He failed at times. No matter! Going against the grain, losing a company, he always got back into the game with resilience, tenacity and fortitude which defied logic but defined his success. "Ballsiness and luck" were his recipe for entrepreneurial success. Robert was a true impresario who knew how to market/package/present with glamour, dazzle and insight. We bonded in 1971. Robert had a ...
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