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The Finesse Arts

Posted in General on January 10th, 2011 by Eugene Finerman – Be the first to comment

I recently encountered a person who claimed an interesting job:  teaching theater at a business school.  She said it with a straight face, although that could have been her botox.  But I think that we have all encountered a salesman who could have taught drama to Olivier.  Marketing and theater do seem synonymous. 

And we must remember that, after every major corporate scandals, MBA programs vow to include ethics in the curriculum.  The colleges probably realize the futility of teaching morals to ravenous sociopaths; but with a good acting class their MBAs can fake the ethics.

But how widespread is the Theater of Business?  Today, I saw this job posting.

 KRAFT FOODS – Chicago, IL

So, it is not enough to make cheese.  You have to sing and dance.  Fortunately, a good talent and organization manager will have the foresight to hire Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney.  When the cruel bank threatens to foreclose on Widow Kraft’s dairy farm, the kids will put on a show to raise the money for the mortgage. 

Of course, I don’t think that Judy and Mickey are the answer to every scandal or shortfall.  No, for major investment firms you might want Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler.