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Dance New Amsterdam’s Crisis

The unfolding of events regarding Dance New Amsterdam’s financial troubles has been disheartening, to say the least. DNA filed for bankruptcy in May, and announced earlier this week that they wouldn’t be able to pay staff beyond September 1st, at … Continue reading

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The Leader as Artist

I’m reading a book called Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership¬†for one of my graduate courses, and was really struck by a paragraph that I thought was worth sharing. The authors, Lee G. Bolman and Terrence E. Deal, were discussing … Continue reading

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A Marketing Lesson from Rice Krispies

An email update from The Field brought to my attention James Surowiecki’s recent column in The New Yorker. He discusses marketing decisions made by Kellogg and Post cereals during the Great Depression as a lesson for today’s companies, which are … Continue reading

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Arts Organizations are Businesses, Too

Two weeks ago, I wrote about Arts in Crisis, the new initiative at the Kennedy Center that offers free advice to struggling performing arts organizations. In a recent Wall Street Journal article, William Triplett spoke with Michael Kaiser, president of … Continue reading

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No Bailout for the Arts?

Last week, an op-ed piece by Michael Kaiser appeared in the Washington Post discussing how arts organizations have been affected by the economic crisis, and what legislative steps need to be taken to save them.¬† Here’s an excerpt: “The arts … Continue reading

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