The Power of Music Thinking

Listen, Tune, Play & Perform

• Perfect for entrepreneurial minds looking to craft a stronger, sound business
• Guides readers towards refining their leadership skills
• Music Thinking teaches a new approach to collaboration and comes with a whole new meta-language
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Christof Zürn
Article number: 9789063696306
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The Power of Music Thinking allows users to construct a new model for innovative business by using a musical analogy. The book challenges you to embrace various perspectives simultaneously, boost collaboration, and guide readers towards refining their leadership skills. Instead of approaching business as various silos, Music Thinking treats organizations as an orchestra, with each part having its tune to add.

Split into four sections - Listen, Tune, Play, and Perform - this book breaks down collaboration by using a variety of world-class tools and theories. You’ll be able to move through each of the interconnected cues that make up each chapter, employing the tactics there in order to innovate how you approach business.

Perfect for entrepreneurial minds looking to craft a stronger, sound business, Music Thinking teaches a new approach to collaboration and comes with a whole new meta-language.

Every business can find its analogy in a musical ensemble or style, it’s time to understand your dynamics.


Armed with a Master of Arts degree in Musicology from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Christof Zürn was launched into a plentiful career in creative direction, management consultancy, service design, and music. At the end of the 1990s, he was working as Editor-in-Chief for EuroArt’s Jazzopen and Klassik Open.

Pivoting into supporting complex organizations with collaboration skills, Zürn then began training and giving workshops that aimed to help businesses work together more meaningfully. 

In 2010 and 2011 respectively, Zürn founded his Creative Companion consultancy and, where he shapes new leaders in creativity, branding, and organizational change.

Over his career, he has developed tools, training modules, and workshop plans that people all around the globe now use to shape their professional development. In more recent years, he has begun teaching at the Design Thinkers Academy. He is currently the host of The Power of Music Thinking Podcast.





"... solving problems from diverse perspectives is possible through direct and powerful analogies with music. Clear, structured, engaging - this book does not dissapoint from the first page to the last."
Jim Kalbach
Chief Evangelist at Mural and author of Mapping Experiences and The Jobs to be Done Playbook

"... not only as an art form or metaphor but as a real transformative set of tools, skills and language. This is one of those moments I caught myself thinking: 'Damn, I wish I thought of that'."
Arne van Oosterom
Founder of Design Thinkers Group and Design Thinkers Academy and host of The Creative Leadership Podcast

"... extensive knowledge of music, creativity and management, his book, Music Thinking provides an inspirational guide for leaders and followers, to think and act differently."
Nicholas Ind  
Professor at Kristiania University College and the author of 'Living the Brand' and 15 more books

"... a dense book with a unique visual language. Read it on your next flight or train journey and arrive with fresh ideas and powerful insights to supercharge your work, no matter the field."
Panos Panay
Co-President at Recording Academy ( and Co-Author of 'Two Beats Ahead'


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