John Mistler is an Emmy-nominated composer, songwriter, music director, and conductor for film, television, radio and theater. He is often known for his scores for films such as We the People (IMAX) and Last Stand of the Tallgrass Prairie (PBS) where he worked with great talents such as Morgan Freeman, Kenny Rogers, Lyle Lovett, and Connie Dover. Mistler founded Custom Radio Network, Inc. in 2006 and was an early developer of open-source music streaming technology.
John is on the Board of Directors of the Mistler Family Foundation, an organization that envisions a healthy world in which all people thrive, develop their unique potential, and foster the well-being of themselves and others. His philanthropic efforts include the Life on Purpose Scholarship, a program he co-developed and actively teaches, that unleashes the self-reflective and developmental capacities of top performing college undergraduates who aspire to tackle the world’s most challenging 21st century problems.
Mistler is a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA and holds an M.F.A. in Theater Sound Design from the University of Missouri, Kansas City. He resides in Los Angeles, CA with his wife, Ania Borysiewicz, and their two daughters, Mila and Ayla.
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Polarity #4 is MERCY & JUSTICE. Mercy for the individual becomes unjust without concern for the good of the whole. And to be truly virtuous, justice must be balanced with care for each person.
Polarity #3 is COMPETITION & COOPERATION. One without the other can become problematic. But when both of these are brought together in a mutually correcting relationship that provides for both *challenge and support,* the value-creating potential of each side is maximized.
Polarity #2 is REAL & IDEAL. Each pole needs the other. Realism alone can lead to a cynical acceptance of a dysfunctional status quo. And unrealistic idealism can result in ineffectual wishful thinking. But through mutual co-correction they can fortify our power to improve things
In this new article by Carter Phipps, he asks where 50 years of "I'll do me and you do you" has gotten us.
This tweet is the first in a series of our favorite positive-positive interdependent polarities: LIBERTY & EQUALITY. These two values need each other to maximize their value creating capacity. Through a dynamic relationship of challenge and support, each pole trues-up the other.