Archive for August, 2010

Quick Draw-Average Price Per Ticket and Why You Shouldn’t Use it

By Jim McCarthy 7 comments

Share and Enjoy

Share and Enjoy

    Read More

    Jet Blue’s Steven Slater Is a Hero of Absolutely Nothing

    By Jim McCarthy 1 comment

    Shallow and childish. Not Steven Slater.  The people who are celebrating him.  Although he pretty well fits that description too. What about his actions are worthy of praise?  I was reading some comments in support of him that said “hey, it’s great that he spoke his mind!”  Is it really so great that he spoke […]

    Share and Enjoy

      Read More

      Problem Solving at Goldstar

      By Jim McCarthy 0 comments

      Nothing beats the Goldstar Doppler 5000. Share and Enjoy

      Share and Enjoy

        Read More

        “Popular” is Not the Opposite of “Relevant”

        By Jim McCarthy 4 comments

        If you have a moment, read the piece from the LA Times the other day wherein two local LA critics talk about the small theatre scene.  It’s worth reading for its own merits, and it is an interesting discussion with a number of really perceptive insights from the two critics, Charles McNulty and Steven Leigh […]

        Share and Enjoy

          Read More

          The Power of Earning Your Way

          By Jim McCarthy 5 comments

          Before I go further, I want to say that I don’t mean to be bashing anyone who feels differently about this issue than I do, and certainly anybody who has run an organization differently than I am about to suggest has my respect. It’s tough making things work. Just ask any bank, car manufacturer, record […]

          Share and Enjoy

            Read More

            Quick Draw: Revenue Per Seat

            By Jim McCarthy 0 comments

            Here’s a new thing I’m doing. It’s a very short video called “Quick Draw” where I go to the whiteboard and talk about some useful tidbit, which this week is Revenue Per Seat. It’s a new thing we’re trying. What do you think? Share and Enjoy

            Share and Enjoy

              Read More

              Wave Goodbye to A “Magical” Product

              By Jim McCarthy 7 comments

              For the handful of non-geeks out there who care (or even know) about Google Wave, yesterday the company announced that it’s all over.  The future of communication has been canceled. Here’s my own Wave experience.  I saw the video in the long form.  I got pretty excited about the potential.  I even wangled myself an […]

              Share and Enjoy

                Read More

                How Not To Wipe Out on a Jet Ski AND Save Your Arts/Entertainment Organization in One Easy Lesson

                By Jim McCarthy 4 comments

                I’ve only been on Jet Skis a few times in my life, but once, quite a number of years ago, I was jet skiing on a muddy South Carolina river with my younger brother.  He was a pretty seasoned hand, and I was a total novice, and I think he enjoyed being able to run […]

                Share and Enjoy

                  Read More

                  Life, Liberty and the Right to a Printed Ticket?

                  By Jim McCarthy 4 comments

                  In New York, the state government has continued to pass laws directly related to ticket resale.  This time, it’s “guaranteeing the right to a paper ticket.”  Here’s the story and here’s a snippet: “With little fanfare this month, New York State bucked a show biz trend pushed by Ticketmaster and megastars Bruce Springsteen and Miley […]

                  Share and Enjoy

                    Read More