This phrase “If not human, surely he had sung better” he spoke Maria Callas, the considered best soprano of all time. I was pleased to see the documentary “Maria Callas by” directed by Tom Volf (2017). The funny thing is that the documentary is the story of the diva told about all by herself. Letters of his own handwriting, interviews he gave. If not human…
According to the synopsis FILMAFFINITY, It's about a “intimate portrait of the life and work of opera singer Maria Callas. Testimonies of Callas own, Onassis, Marilyn Monroe, Alain Delon, Yves Saint Lauren, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Luchino Visconti, Winston Churchill, Grace Kelly, Liz Taylor and others who knew the diva.”
This woman did not have an easy life, but I do not want to move anything. If you can, Head over to the cinema to see it, unprejudiced (kind > I do not like opera). Just to understand that the visible part of an iceberg often hides fears, complex, endless hours of effort, Youths stolen and more.
But back to the sentence, he gave few years before his untimely death at 53, “if not human…”.
Perfection does not seem possible in humans
I take some posts insist on this concept: Yes, it's perfect, It is hardly human. Of course, we could say that works like The Last Supper (Da Vinci), or The Rape of Proserpine (Bernini) or performance Nadia Comaneci on the uneven bars in Montreal 1976 they are perfect. Actually, close to perfection. In the very near future, possibly a robot will perfect.
The question, as advanced in Can we promote a culture of human connection in the era of machines? is that the human will spread precisely because human beings, imperfect, incorporate values, ethic, to be changing.
I reaffirm when I read this content and digital magazine Puro Marketing: The 90% digital content will be generated by “bots” on 5 years old . We can see it as a problem, I prefer to see it as an opportunity, human is spontaneous, perhaps erratic, but connects more.
What we are, what we think, what we do, what we project, results and legacy, the large hex personal brand
Maria Callas's life helps me understand that perhaps the personal brand, perspective view years, It is more than we think. It's not just what we are, our identity. Or what we think, our emotional DNA and cognitive. It is not just what we do, around a value proposition getting results for our clients. It is not only what we project, perceived identity. neither results, what got us. It is also what we, in form of legacy VALUE. Six parts forming a hexagon
Surely you think that in the case of Maria Callas the hexagon is easy. My good friend and colleague, Professor Vladimir Estrada, He works with a dimensional model of personal brand formed by 1. What we are 2. What we do 3. What we. I am passionate about the simplicity of the model. For the soprano it made me think that there is something else that makes up our personal brand, and are these three additional points that make up the human part.
And there is the difference in Callas: if not human, your personal brand would not exist.
I will go further in another post on this hexagon. Callas left us a legacy, since 1977 It is not with us. Because he had great friends and powerful enemies. He had the best voice because his mother did not allow him to be more than 30 seconds before a mirror. According to her, He went deep in the music because he did not love. And when he did (with Greek shipowner Onassis), stop singing.
Callas was not perfect, according herself, when he was emotionally well, I did not want to sing. If not human, we would not have let this wonder:
Thank you, my friend Marc, to educate my stubborn ears to savor arias like this. Thanks friend mezzo Julia Arellano by excited with the gift I received after this post you to read.