There was a lot of industry news this past week you may have missed. Here are some headlines that caught our eyes.
Hey, Stars, Be Nice to the Stagehands. You Might Need a Loan.
—The New York Times
“The stagehands of Local 1 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees bring some of New York City’s most glittering stage effects to life, from the auditoriums of Lincoln Center to the theaters of Broadway. But their work comes at a steep price, even at venues where they do little more than load in orchestras and set up music stands.”
Super Bowl Security Takes Shape
—ESPN New York
“…the NFL will begin construction of a double chain link and jersey barricade fence nearly 4 miles long. Ultimately, it will encircle MetLife Stadium and a 300-foot buffer in all directions, as well as the Izod Center and the power station that feeds them both, and the fence will serve as the security perimeter for the nation’s biggest game, the Super Bowl on Feb. 2.”
6 Fundamentals That Can Make You a Better Manager in 2014
“…when it comes to operational effectiveness, chances are that will be determined by how well you execute fundamentals day in and day out.”
Sochi Watch: Everything You Need to Know about Russia’s Massive Olympic Security Operation
“Just five weeks before the 2014 Winter Olympics kick off in Sochi, two bombings in the Russian city of Volgograd have highlighted security concerns in the volatile region, and drawn attention to the massive security apparatus emerging around the Olympic games.”
Saving the Lost Art of Conversation
“‘I am going to be a little boring,’ Sherry Turkle announces as we sit down to tea in the living room of her sprawling Boston townhouse. ‘And you’re going to be a little boring, too.'”
(Image: Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times)