Being branded as ”the quiet Beatle” didn’t exactly set George Harrison up for instant solo success, but he found it anyway.
His music reflected his devotion to Indian mysticism and Hinduism. He continually broadened the horizons of his bandmates and his fans. Much of what he did wasn’t all that mainstream, but he did it anyway. And much of it resonated with people.
George Harrison was honest. He was passionate. He was a writer, and the only Beatle (so far) to write a full autobiography. He was an avid gardener, and his dedication to the earth was reflected in much of his music. He was friends with all three other Beatles after the band broke up. He played on Ringo’s and John’s solo albums. And he was a Traveling Wilbury.
George Harrison would have turned 68 today, had cancer not taken him from us in 2001.
I admire the honesty and quiet dedication to causes that George Harrison reflected in his life.
Honesty and quiet dedication are admirable qualities in people and in business.
Whole Foods quietly supports organic and sustainable farming and environmental conservation. They don’t brag about it much… they just do it. It is part of what they stand for.
Chick-Fil-A doesn’t open on Sunday. They don’t put a neon sign up in the store that says “we’re religious”, they just do it. It is in their DNA.
Quiet. Honest. Real. Human. Subtle. Gentle. All qualities that any brand can learn from the career of George Harrison.
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