“It is a truly remarkable story about the very foundations and philosophy of free enterprise. And, tell me, how many stories have you heard of people protesting in favor of a CEO?” —800CEORead
Two years ago, the end of August brought the end of an unprecedented, extraordinary grassroots movement to save a respected and cherished CEO. The Market Basket saga is the topic of one of AMACOM’s best-selling books, WE ARE MARKET BASKET: The Story of the Unlikely Grassroots Movement That Saved a Beloved Business. It’s also the focus of a documentary spreading the word even further. FOOD FIGHT: Inside the Battle for Market Basket will be shown September 18th at the Newburyport Documentary Film Festival and at other locations this fall, and anyone interested in screening the film at a local theater, library, school or community center can contact the creators to book.
WE ARE MARKET BASKET co-author Daniel Korschun appears in FOOD FIGHT. He appeared on New Hampshire Public Radio to discuss the documentary with director Jay Childs in November.
See the trailer below:
Food Fight Trailer from Jay Childs/ JBC Communications on Vimeo.
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!
We’re happy to present a new book trailer for The Un-Prescription for Autism: A Natural Approach for a Calmer, Happier, More Focused Child by Janet Lintala with Martha W. Murphy. Like Autism Health!, the center where Dr. Lintala works with children and adults with autism, The Un-Prescription for Autism focuses on finding vibrant health on the autism spectrum through natural protocols. As Dr. Lintala explains, “Prescriptions are a great tool to have in the toolbox, but shouldn’t be the first thing we reach for!”
JANET LINTALA, DC, founded and heads Autism Health!, serving children and adults in 12 states. Her advice integrates the clinical expertise of a nonprescription autism practice with the firsthand experience only an autism parent can deliver. MARTHA W. MURPHY is an award-winning health writer.
Practicing your violin for 10,000 hours may make you an expert, but it won’t make you employed. With the performing artist’s route to financial stability more in flux than ever, musicians, actors, and dancers need to be experts in their art and in the business of their art.
Enter stage right: THE WORLD’S YOUR STAGE: How Performing Artists Can Make A Living While Still Doing What They Love, by William F. Baker, Warren C. Gibson, and Evan Leatherwood. Based William F. Baker’s celebrated course teaching Juilliard and Fordham students the business side of the performing arts industry, this book is the must-read for artists with real talent and real world savvy. Learn more:
THE WORLD’S YOUR STAGE – BOOK TRAILER from Bernard L. Schwartz Center on Vimeo.
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; 2008), inspired a PBS documentary.
WARREN C. GIBSON, PH.D., is an engineer and economist who currently lectures at San Jose State University. He grew up with Bill Baker in the 1950’s in Cleveland.
EVAN LEATHERWOOD is a journalist and Slifka Fellow at the Bernard L. Schwartz Center for Media, Public Policy, and Education at Fordham University. His work has appeared in The Nation and on PBS.
As we’ve discussed previously on the blog, managers should have the capacity to do more than manage their employees–they should inspire, motivate, support, and partner with them. THE OPTIMISTIC WORKPLACE: Creating An Environment that Energizes Everyone, by Shawn Murphy, provides the tools to do just that. Work can be meaningful and driven by purpose.
Learn more by enjoying the book trailer for The Optimistic Workplace, out this October and available for pre-order:
Shawn Murphy is an independent consultant with 20 years’ experience working with organizations to create workplace optimism. He is the co-founder and CEO of Switch & Shift, an advocacy and consultancy focused on the human side of business.
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