Adaptistration Turns Six

Although 2009 has endured its fair share of economic downturn related turmoil, traffic and interactivity at Adaptistration have never been better. Today marks Adaptistration’s sixth anniversary and after more than 1,600 posts and 2,000 comments, blogging is more fun and relevant than ever…

Adaptistration Turns Six!
Adaptistration Turns Six!

Here’s a quick overview of events since the last anniversary:

New for 2009…

Higher highs…

Most popular articles/series for 2009…

Blogging remains a wonderfully fulfilling endeavor but it is all pointless without readers so thanks to everyone who reads, comments, and stays in touch with email messages!

About Drew McManus

"I hear that every time you show up to work with an orchestra, people get fired." Those were the first words out of an executive's mouth after her board chair introduced us. That executive is now a dear colleague and friend but the day that consulting contract began with her orchestra, she was convinced I was a hatchet-man brought in by the board to clean house.

I understand where the trepidation comes from as a great deal of my consulting and technology provider work for arts organizations involves due diligence, separating fact from fiction, interpreting spin, as well as performance review and oversight. So yes, sometimes that work results in one or two individuals "aggressively embracing career change" but far more often than not, it reinforces and clarifies exactly what works and why.

In short, it doesn't matter if you know where all the bodies are buried if you can't keep your own clients out of the ground, and I'm fortunate enough to say that for more than 15 years, I've done exactly that for groups of all budget size from Qatar to Kathmandu.

For fun, I write a daily blog about the orchestra business, provide a platform for arts insiders to speak their mind, keep track of what people in this business get paid, help write a satirical cartoon about orchestra life, hack the arts, and love a good coffee drink.

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