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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: Shutting Down the Factory … Not a Key to Success

Happy #TBT. To celebrate, we’re sharing an oldie-but-goodie post from Jim: Shutting Down the Factory … Not a Key to Success. Michael Kaiser of the Kennedy Center wrote this in the The Huffington Post [February 2010]: “Many arts managers are angry with me. They do not appreciate my advice not to cut programming during this recession. I continue to say that creating large, important projects is central to creating fiscal health. Especially when there is less money for the arts (and there is...

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