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Let’s make beautiful music together. At Freeman, collaboration is codified into our culture because it is foundational to the kind of work we do. No one can execute a massive event without a variety of teams working like clockwork to bring it off. And of course, collaboration entails a work ethic that every leader encourages, […]
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  3. We Are All Designers
It’s another lesson in design thinking. The first time I heard a colleague use the word “skeuomorphism,” I was delighted to discover that there was a name for the design methodology that I was seeing everyday but not really thinking about. Examples are literally all over the typical computer “desktop” (a verbal skeuomorph), as evidenced […]
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The question is quickly becoming irrelevant. “Bleisure” is a frankenword I can’t bring myself to say aloud. It sounds like a probiotic food supplement. However, I thoroughly endorse the trend of intentionally combining business and leisure travel. The concept, of course, is not new. Many of us have wince-worthy recollections of conferences that offered registrants […]
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A resolution for 2023. I’ve always believed that those of us in the live events industry have a unique mission to build connections through a sense of community. It’s in evidence at kids’ soccer games, Shakespeare festivals, and even in conventions that cater to highly specialized medical professionals. Wherever people are aligned behind a shared […]
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Industry 4.0 tech turns to nature. I love technology, except when I don’t. Maybe it’s a classic approach-avoidance conflict. I discovered my career in the events industry while producing conferences that supported the emerging tech revolution of the ‘90s. I thrived in that tech-driven chaos. And today, I love the way digitalization has empowered all […]