Producing Various and Sundry

Freakonomics asks, “What makes a good boss?”

I came across Javier Grillo-Marxuach’s “Eleven Laws of Showrunning” in the context of the entertainment industry not having the best management training for showrunners, the creative captains who steer a narrative show through all aspects of pre-production, production, and post-production.

One of the notions raised in yesterday’s post was the fact that, well, a lot of people in a lot of industries are promoted to a management position… and the results are less than ideal. So why is that?

As if with timing so timely as to make one believe there’s some temporal adjustments afoot, Freakonomics Radio, the show that likes to explore “the hidden side of everything,” decided to do a re-broadcast of a great episode, “What Makes a Good Boss?

In their usual style, it’s equal parts confirming and surprising and altogether interesting. Give it a listen on your lunch hour, why doncha?

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