Stages to Success
By John Hunter
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Stages to Success brings you the fascinating people and stories from my 15-year career as a symphony clarinetist in Barcelona, Buffalo, and Syracuse and my current 15-year career, as a commercial real estate broker in New York and Chicago. Learn the background of these compelling individuals, They exude a drive to excel and pride in a job well done. They succeed, with some of them overcoming incredible obstacles. Hear the stories of great performers, in music and business.
||CleanWho the Heck is that Kid in the Clarinet Section?||Charleston, West Virginia Symphony concert-goers of the 1950’s may have been surprised to see a 13 year old boy playing bass clarinet at concerts. Over the next four years, young Larry Combs would gradually graduate to the first chair in the section,||1/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTheres Something About Mary From Rugs to Riches||Two star-crossed Armenian immigrants met in Evanston in the nineteen-teens. They brought together a trade from the old country, Turkey, a booming demand for their trade in the United States, and mixed in a bit of good-old real estate entrepreneurship.||12/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStanley Hasty of the Eastman School of Music - One of the Clarinet Jedi Masters||Sometimes a gifted individual steps out of the limelight and turns his energies to teaching, and discovering a methodology that leads others to greatness. Joe Torre of the New York Yankees is a prime example in sports.||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDoing Good and Doing Quite Well David Doig||When you visit the Loop in Chicago, you’ll probably take a picture at the iconic Bean ( actually called Cloud Gate). If you’re watching the business section in the papers, you’ll see a gigantic new sports complex that’s been constructed in the||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 016 - The Inv-Asian of the American Symphony Orchestra||In 1977, the Chicago Symphony hired its first Asian musician, John Bruce Yeh, in the clarinet section. Twenty-one years later, Robert Chen took over the concertmaster position, arguably the most notable position in a symphony orchestra.||11/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 015 - Hey Jimmy, Get Me Some Pabst||Jim Haertel, a modest multi-family investor from Milwaukee, couldn’t forget the beautiful Pabst headquarters he’d seen in his 30’s. Hear the story of Jim’s $50,000 down payment and his obsession with saving a couple structures in the gigan||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14 - Just Who are the Heroes in a Symphony Orchestra?||If you attended concerts by the Cleveland Orchestra in the early 1950’s, or concerts by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra from the mid-1950’s to the early 2000’s, you undoubtedly were listening to Harry Taub playing in the violin section.||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlex Samoylovich - An Homage to Jay Michael - An Entrepreneur Who Spurred a Lifestyle Change in Real Estate||Two men in their early twenties, Jay Michael and Alex Samoylovich, grade school friends and first generation Americans, pooled their resources, moxie, and families to shape the most radical micro-living concepts.||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNo Average Joe, Questions from a Carolina Listener||For the last episode of season 1 of Stages to Success, I respond to questions posed by a faithful listener since episode 1, Joe from the Carolinas. Joe wants to go deeper into the mind and motivations of the performer,||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHey, That Navy Man Just Made Me $5 Million, and These Bagels are Pretty Good, Too||Today’s guest, Chicago real estate attorney Jim Hochman, began his legal career in the Navy, working his way into the J.A.G. Hear how Jim began his legal career before he even attended law school, rose to prominence as an in-house counsel at CBRE,||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Enjoyable and Centered
I couldn't help but think excellence is it's own reward. Someone who pursues their craft and cares about their work will enjoy the journey and succeed. Looking forward to the next episode. Great podcast!