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Join TEDxBroadway to Discuss “The Urgency of Change”

We invite you to join us for a discussion on the “The Urgency of Change” on Tuesday, June 16 at 4:30pm Eastern/1:30pm Pacific.  At the onset of the pandemic, TEDxBroadway (co-founded by Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy and Damian Bazadona of Situation) created an online conversation around the topics that would make us all think about “What’s the best WE can be right now?” Now is the time to expand the scope of these conversations, in light of the injustice and...

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Fresh Idea Friday: Adam Sobel

It’s the end of the week — when we share a TEDxBroadway talk from our vaults. This week’s Fresh Idea Friday features Adam Sobel and his 2015 talk from TEDxBroadway. TEDxBroadway will be returning to the New World Stages on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. As you know, we sell out every year and quickly, so we encourage you to get your tickets now! Read More: Fresh Idea Friday: David Yazbek Fresh Idea Friday: Ryan Chang Fresh Idea Friday: James Lescene #mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } /* Add your...

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TEDxBroadway Friday: Daryl Roth

It’s the end of the week — when we share a TEDxBroadway talk from our vaults. This week, Tony-winning producer Daryl Roth talks about theater as a catalyst for change. TEDxBroadway will be returning to the New World Stages on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. As you know, we sell out every year and quickly, so we encourage you to get your tickets now! Read More: Kevin Lyman’s TEDxBroadway TalkThe Show Love Podcast: RagtimeTEDxBroadway Friday: Laura Heywood

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Social Media

Facebook Is Changing: Here’s What You Can Do

Facebook recently announced a major change. The social media platform is returning to their Newsfeed values, writes Omar Jenblat on Forbes. He continues: "These upcoming algorithm changes focus on promoting 'meaningful' content on Facebook from family and friends rather than that of public or business pages." In light of this change, how can you continue to make Facebook an important part of your social media marketing strategy? Jenblat shares a few ideas about how to survive the shift. • "The easiest step...

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#TBT

#TBT: “The Transforming Fire of Machines … ”

Happy #TBT! Here’s an oldie-but-goodie post from Jim: “The Transforming Fire of Machines … .” Is not a tagline from the upcoming Terminator Salvation movie [circa 2009], although it might work for that, too. Instead, it’s one of the “New Rules for the New Economy,” which, although not so new anymore, are still highly relevant because they were ahead of their time, back in the benighted year of 1998. In full, it’s this: No one can escape the transforming fire of machines. Before you...

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#TBT: To Be or Not to Be

Happy #TBT. To celebrate, we’re sharing an oldie-but-goodie post from Jim: To Be or Not to Be. We’ve talked about organizations with long and storied histories on the verge of potentially catastrophic change. But as you might know, I see this time in our history [circa 2010] as not merely an especially nasty recession, but what I have been calling a ‘frame-breaking’ or a ‘remaking.’ I quoted Jeff Jarvis a few weeks ago as saying that we’re moving from the industrial age to...

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#TBT: There’s No Such Thing as the “Concert Business”

Happy #TBT. To celebrate, we’re sharing an oldie-but-goodie post from Jim: There’s No Such Thing as the “Concert Business.” Live Nation recently canceled about 200 shows (@ June 17, 2010). (Update: Apparently the number of cancellations is in dispute. Live Nation says it’s “comparable to past years” and others disagree. Just FYI.) This is big stuff, and it’s an indicator that concert tours are possibly in for a long, hot summer. (And by “hot” I mean they’ll be sweating, not that...

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Marketing

Make Sure Your “Deliberate Change” Makes Things Better for Your Patrons

In his post "Deliberate Change," Jim shares a story he read about Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlours -- which chronicles its fast rise, powered by a passionate concept, with adoring customers and a lot of unique qualities. But it also catalogs the decisions that led to its serious and terminal decline. What was the reason for the decline? The program Marriott (who owned the chain at the time) undertook in the ’70s, called “Deliberate Change.” It consisted of changes like: frozen...

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Experience

Think Outside the Industry: Are You Changing With the Times?

"It’s amazing to me how quickly things go from cutting edge to tired," Jim begins his post Preference is Perishable. Keep Your Mindset Fresh. He continues: " ... in 2011? It’s too late to plead that things are moving too fast. You’ve got to be able to revise your mindset much, much faster than that. If food trucks and flip cams and Digg are already out, and they feel like they were just coming in, you’ve got to develop some kind of...

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#TBT: Preference is Perishable. Keep Your Mindset Fresh

Happy #TBT. To celebrate, we’re sharing an oldie-but-goodie post from Jim: Preference is Perishable. Keep Your Mindset Fresh. It’s amazing to me how quickly things go from cutting edge to tired. Here’s an article that reminded me of that, titled "A wrong turn for L.A.'s food truck scene?" This is the snippet that I found particularly poignant, which starts with a quote from Josh Hiller of RoadStoves, which is the company that outfitted the famous Kogi truck, among others: “We got hundreds of calls...

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