Keywords for the Age of Austerity 5: The Curator

Curate, v., curator, n. Judas Priest doesn’t just release a greatest-hits album, Metallica and Slipknot “curated” that album; a high-end sneaker store doesn’t sell shoes, it “curates” them. A high-end bartender doesn’t mix cocktails, he “curates an experience.” Web-based media are “content curators.” An event planner or music booker is an “experience curator.” And really, … Continue reading Keywords for the Age of Austerity 5: The Curator

Keywords for the Age of Austerity 4: The Entrepreneur

"Have entrepreneurs lost the will to innovate?" —Sir Richard Branson “Entrepreneur” is the austerity keyword par excellence. It combines the pixie dust of innovation, the social conscience of stakeholderism, the versatile vagueness of nimble, and, with its French derivation, a touch of the glamour that “businessman,” “capitalist,” or “manager” can never quite approach. It exemplifies the … Continue reading Keywords for the Age of Austerity 4: The Entrepreneur