William F. Baker, author most recently of THE WORLD’S YOUR STAGE: How Performing Artists Can Make a Living While Still Doing What They Love (AMACOM January 2016), visited the American Management Association offices to answer questions for those building careers in the performing arts (and anyone seeking great business advice!).
William F. Baker, Ph.D., is President Emeritus of THIRTEEN, New York’s flagship PBS station and the premier source of PBS programs nationwide. Over his twenty years as CEO, he launched Charlie Rose and won seven Emmy Awards. He is a Professor of Education at Fordham University, where he directs the Bernard L. Schwartz Center for Media, Public Policy and Education. Each spring he teaches a course on the business of performing arts to a select group of Fordham and Juilliard students. His previous book, Leading with Kindness (AMACOM August 2008), inspired a PBS documentary. The World’s Your Stage is co-authored by Warren C. Gibson and Evan Leatherwood.
Bonus video: Bill Baker recently appeared on THIRTEEN’s MetroFocus to discuss How to ‘Make It’ in New York!