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12 March 2014 // Thoughts

Defining Your Story, Part 3: A Place for Fact and Fiction

Through his IAAPA Leadership Conference presentation, “Defining Your Story”, JRA CEO/Owner Keith James has so far answered the question of why stories…
11 March 2014 // Thoughts

Defining Your Story, Part 2: Rooting Stories in Place and Time

Yesterday, we introduced Keith’s IAAPA Leadership Conference presentation on “Defining Your Story”. Today, Keith identifies the eight different types of stories. Today, we’ll…
10 March 2014 // Thoughts

Defining Your Story: Creating Experiences By Telling Tales

Last week, our JRA CEO/Owner Keith James presented to an eager group of listeners at the IAAPA Leadership Conference 2014 in San…
12 February 2014 // JRA Culture

The Art of the Sketch, by Colin Cronin

You may not know that by night, designer and JRA+blog contributor, Colin Cronin, is a sketch comedy artist!  His troupe, The…
02 October 2013 // Thoughts

Old “Stuff”, New Strategies: Taking Museums into the 21st Century

This week, Designer Colin Cronin takes over the blog to talk about why museums sometimes get a bad rap, and…
30 May 2013 // Thoughts

The Business of Culture Follow-Up: How Museums Saved a Scottish City

As reported in InPark Magazinetoday, last week the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) welcomed 5,000 attendees to its Annual Meeting and…
15 May 2013 // Thoughts

The Business of Culture Conclusion: Museums, Robots and the Economy

And there you have it. Over the past six weeks, we’ve analyzed the impact of museums and other cultural assets on economic…
10 May 2013 // Thoughts

The Business of Culture: Engines for the Tourism Machine

Common sense dictates that in order to bring tourists to your town (or state or country), you have to have…
02 May 2013 // Thoughts

The Business of Culture: Attracting Talent, Inspiring Entrepreneurship

Yesterday, we examined Richard Florida’s theory in The Rise of the Creative Class Revisitedthat today’s creative, knowledge-based workers often value quality…