There is so much to admire and learn from George Martin. The high standards he demanded of himself meant that in the short term he made less money than he might have done had he followed the norm. He took risks such as signing the Beatles when groups were not popular and identified opportunities to change things in exceptional ways when those around him stood firm against him. The length of his strong relationship with the Beatles is testament to his ability to work as part of the team and his modest nature. 

 A man to respect and remember.