Office Hours with Jeff DeGraff — Matthew VanBesien

Office Hours with Jeff DeGraff is a video series where the Dean of Innovation interviews thought leaders on the broad subject of innovation. These thought leaders come from various background but all share insight from their personal and professional experience that can be adapted to foster innovation either in a business setting or in your personal lives.

In this episode, Jeff interviews Matthew VanBesien, President of the University Musical Society and former President of the New York Philharmonic. Together, they discuss how art and innovation have much more in common then we think.


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