048 – Management of Visual and Performing Arts (rerun)

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Smith-Ritch Point Theater, HCAF
This was our first episode on non-profit organizations (and #003 in our podcast series).  It was originally broadcast in February 2016).

In this episode, I interview Mr. David Howard, Executive Director of the Hill Country Arts Foundation (HCAF) in Ingram, Texas. HCAF is a center for the visual and performing arts founded in 1959 on 14 acres of land along the Guadalupe River. HCAF includes a 722 seat outdoor theater (the Smith-Ritch Point theater), and indoor theater (the black box), an art gallery (Duncan-McAshan Visual Arts Center), and several workshops for artists. A replica of Stonehenge (called Stonehenge II) is located on the property.

Web site for reference:
HCAF: http://www.HCAF.com

Charles G. Chandler, Ph.D.
cchandler@AssumptionAnalysis.com

047 – Water & Sewer Management (rerun)

Kerrville water treatment plant, which draws from the Guadalupe River
Kerrville water treatment plant, which draws from the Guadalupe River

In this episode I visit the City of Kerrville (Texas) to discuss the management of water and sewer services with Ms. Kristine Day (Deputy City Manager) and Mr. Stuart Barron (Director of Public Works).

Website for further information:
City of Kerrville: http://kerrvilletx.gov/index.aspx?NID=80

Charles G. Chandler, Ph.D.
cchandler@AssumptionAnalysis.com

046 Library management (rerun)

IMG_0514[1]In this episode, I interview Ms. Laura Bechtel, Library Director at the Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library (Kerrville, Texas) to discuss the concept of excellence in library management, and what it means to be an effective library.

Charles G. Chandler, Ph.D.
cchandler@AssumptionAnalysis.com

Website for reference: Butt-Holdsworth Library

045 Freedom Management

Professor Luca Solari

In this episode, I interview Professor Luca Solari of the University of Milan (Italy) who has written a new book, Freedom Management: How leaders can stay afloat in a sea of social connections. The book focuses on how organizations can give their employees more freedom at work in order to engage their knowledge and creativity.

Luca’s blog can be found here.

Charles G. Chandler, Ph.D.
cchandler@AssumptionAnalysis.com

Reference:
Solari, Luca. 2016. Freedom Management: How leaders can stay afloat in a sea of social connections. Farnham (UK): Routledge.

Amazon link:

044 The visible hand of management (rerun)

In this episode I discuss how the visible hand of management (described by Alfred D. Chandler, Jr.) replaced the invisible hand of the free market (first mentioned by Adam Smith), so that our economy can now be characterized as one dominated by managerial capitalism rather than free market capitalism. This has implications for how managers think about management.

Charles G. Chandler, Ph.D.
cchandler@AssumptionAnalysis.com

References:
1. Smith, Adam 1776. An inquiry into the nature and causes of the Wealth of Nations. 785 pages. An Electronic Classics Series Publication (2005 edition).

2. Chandler, Alfred D, Jr. 1977. The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in American Business. 608 pages. The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. Cambridge, MA.

3. Coase, Ronald 1937. “The Nature of the Firm”. Economica, 4 (16): 386–405. Blackwell Publishing.

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