Investing in People

by Michael Roderick

Throwing the Ball Back

By Michael Roderick  -  On 07 Oct, 2013 -  0 comments

When I was a kid, one of the things I really loved was going outside and playing catch with my friends. Whenever one of us got a new ball we’d run out to the parking lot next to my house and toss the ball back and forth. Sometimes I’d catch it, sometimes I’d drop it,

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Buying vs. Building

By Michael Roderick  -  On 01 Oct, 2013 -  0 comments

When dealing with growing a business or a network, you will inevitably end up having to make the choice between what you buy and what you build. So what does that mean? When you buy something it takes very little time. If you are on Amazon, you do it in one click in as little

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The Corruption of Success

By Michael Roderick  -  On 30 Sep, 2013 -  0 comments

Over the past couple weeks I have been fortunate enough to be connected with some amazing individuals; I have also had some unfortunate interactions. It’s been an interesting study on what success can do to certain people. Some of the people I have met passed the stage manager test with flying colors. In our email

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Awesome Person Thursday: Malini Singh McDonald

By Michael Roderick  -  On 26 Sep, 2013 -  0 comments

If you followed my old blog One Producer in the City you know that I like to give a shout out to awesome people every Thursday.  So every Thursday expect to hear about somebody amazing! This week’s Awesome Person Thurday (A.P.T.) is Malini Singh McDonald of Theatre Beyond Broadway and Black Henna Productions. I first met

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Introverted Entrepreneur

By Norah Turnham  -  On 25 Sep, 2013 -  0 comments

When we hear the word “entrepreneur” we tend to think of someone who is outgoing, confident, and a strong networker who is able to work the room. But today I want to speak for the introverted entrepreneurs – the innovators and managers who may or may not have some of those same qualities. You see,

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Don’t Forget Who Built Your Ship

By Michael Roderick  -  On 24 Sep, 2013 -  0 comments

I was having a chat the other day with someone who works in the business consulting space and he made a very interesting observation about those we help. He mentioned that, as time passes, a person can start to believe that they never needed any help and that they got to where they are on

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The Stage Manager Test

By Michael Roderick  -  On 23 Sep, 2013 -  0 comments

When I used to direct theatre productions I always made it a point to find a really good stage manager. This was the person who would help me execute on all of the things I needed to do in order to take care of the show and who would be documenting all of the blocking

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The Time You Have

By Norah Turnham  -  On 22 Sep, 2013 -  0 comments

There is a viral video that has been going around and, when I saw it, I thought it would be good to share it here. As entrepreneurs we can easily get sucked into the nitty gritty of wading through our email inbox, handling our sales pipeline, and managing and taking meetings. It important to, every

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One Producer Investing in People

By Michael Roderick  -  On 15 Aug, 2013 -  0 comments

About five years ago, under the guidance of one of my mentors, I started the blog “One Producer in the City.” The focus of that blog was to give new producers some insight into the world of producing on the independent level. I used the blog to talk about shows that I enjoyed, teach my

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