Category Archives: Essays

Applying Sun Tzu

How do the Sun Tzu principles apply to the art of managing the artist, the process and the success of a theatrical production? Sun Tzu predicates the base philosophy on one simple premise, ” it is better to achieve victory … Continue reading

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Bohm and the Implicate Order

Bohm relates things in the universe to not being random but rather intrinsically linked as a whole, even when seemingly separated.  there is an exercise used to illustrate this point very well…2 cylindrical jars one slightly smaller than the other … Continue reading

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Wheatley, Leadership and the New Science, a study guide…

INTRODUCTION Why I chose this book The context of our collective consciousness is ever changing and rarely acknowledged until forced to do so by the current situations We find ourselves in the continual state of “if it isn’t broken, don’t … Continue reading

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The Inherent Path of Conflict

Managing the Artistic Process: The Inherent Path of Conflict or The Art of War My philosophy of management in theater requires embracing a basic principal- as long as we are in a business where the idea is greater than the … Continue reading

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Sun Tzu and the Art of Managing Conflict

It may seem curious for me to equate managing a war to managing a production and certainly I will never equate the seriousness of one to the other.   There are some basic principles we can take away from the military … Continue reading

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Across the Great Divide

Bridging the gap between Artist and Manager. To begin, we all arrived from what ever single or collective connection to, “the story“, we experienced at a point in life where we were receptive to the idea we wanted to make telling … Continue reading

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Thoughts About Thinking

HOLOMOVEMENT AND THE IMPLICATE ORDER Before delving into Bohm’s substantive contributions to science, I will touch briefly on his ideas about language and thought. In his penchant for precision, Bohm analyzed ways that our language deceives us about the true … Continue reading

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Quantum Physics Relating to Leadership

Quantum mechanics (QM) is a set of scientific principles describing the known behavior of energy and matter that predominate at the atomic scale. QM gets its name from the notion of quantum, and the quantum value is the Planck constant. … Continue reading

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The Technical PM

In my career I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of venues and situations. From being my own TD and construction crew to the lighting designer, and on occasion the stage manager to having a full union … Continue reading

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Implicate Order Relating to Managing Chaos

Bohm relates things in the universe to not being random but rather intrinsically linked as a whole, even when seemingly separated.  there is an exercise used to illustrate this point very well…2 cylindrical jars one slightly smaller than the other … Continue reading

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Situational Awareness

Situational Awareness is the ability to generate actionable knowledge through the use of timely and accurate information about the Army enterprise, its processes, and external factors. from Situational Awareness Knowledge Center. Situational Awareness Knowledge Center. Continue reading

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