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  •  Corporate media consolidation... (10+ / 0-)

    And the rise of the MBA.
    Media content is not decided by creatives, it's decided by suits. It's decided by focus groups.
    The best TV, movies or print was never decided that way. The best shows/stories were by a group of creatives who came up with ideas. That, good writing, great casting, etc. also had a part.
    Now some schmuck gets an MBA and comes into a media group and decides what will play well according to his latest focus group.
    IMO, the rise of the MBA is one of the worst things that happened to the country. MBAs don't know anything, have never DONE anything. All they know is what they were taught in their fancy MBA school. Then they immediately start in upper management and know nothing about the company they work in. They could just as easily slot into a company that makes widgets as one that produces media.

    Isn’t it ironic to think that man might determine his own future by something so seemingly trivial as the choice of an insect spray. ~ Rachel Carson, Silent Spring ~

    by MA Liberal on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 08:45:45 AM PDT

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    •  But ... but ... (4+ / 0-)
      IMO, the rise of the MBA is one of the worst things that happened to the country. MBAs don't know anything, have never DONE anything. All they know is what they were taught in their fancy MBA school. Then they immediately start in upper management and know nothing about the company they work in.
      We had two MBAs heading up the executive branch and they were supposed to be really good for the American economy.

      You mean ... they weren't?

      /snark

      "The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of another." ~ George Bancroft (1800-1891)

      by JBL55 on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 12:02:41 PM PDT

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