About Mark Fine

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Nice to meet you! Let’s create something sensational together…

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 “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts“—as true now as when Aristotle first said these synergistic words.

Yet, with 21st Century tools like social media, the internet, collaborative software and group video calls, the chances of mutual success are exponentially greater—way beyond anything that great philosopher could have dreamed. 

By the way, my name is Mark Fine, and it’s a pleasure to know you.

Here are some details about me:

Mark Fine was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. He arrived in the United States in 1979 and has lived in New York, Minneapolis and now Los Angeles. Through global music giant PolyGram, his collaborative approach to the creative process included the launch of  Hammer & Lace Records. This label had a unique mandate:  the industry’s only imprint dedicated to championing social issues and worthy causes by producing benefit albums and events that promoted life-saving campaigns.

For a decade he united non-profit organizations, corporate and media sponsors, and world-class musicians such as Sheryl Crow, Sting, Melissa Etheridge, Bryan Adams and Boyz ll Men around worthy causes, such as breast cancer awareness, HIV/AIDS, at-risk children, the blind and partially sighted,  freedom of speech,  and wildlife conservation.  Fine’s unique approach was immediately successful, such as his Women For Women campaign for breast cancer awareness generated over 100 million media impressions.

For this work Fine received several awards from both the music and oncology communities; and Variety magazine cited him as a Music Executive with 20/20 Vision. This led to articles to entertainment publications and guest blogs, and speaking engagements at charity and industry events.

Featured Image -- 304THE ZEBRA AFFAIRE by Mark Fine

Fine’s novel,  The Zebra Affaire  is a work of  historical fiction. It’s searing portrayal of an interracial romance set against the human devastation of apartheid South Africa has received rave reviews.

“Winners share a social formula: Mutual Success is a willingness to play well with others and join forces to reach common goals.


This forum will give you ideas on how to…

  • Use your social skills to amplify your creativity.
  • Beat the Motivation Blahs.
  • Use “generosity of spirit” as a catalyst to carry out what you set out to do.
  • Break the restraints of creative isolation by collaborating with others.
  • Apply social media as a virtual “water cooler” chat zone.