On Avoiding This:

January 19, 2010

In a field not without its wise guys, Michael Kaiser is one of its wise men. I read him often and almost as often quote him — usually in his assertion that tough times call for better art, not merely less expensive art. His explications of this principle have become almost as famous as his legendary ability to turn around organizations in decline.

But, in a short piece in yesterday’s Huffington Post, he adds important nuance to this. Namely: don’t be so concerned with doing better next season that you neglect opportunites to salvage matters this season.