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Curation Nation: How to Win in a World Where Consumers are Creators by Steven Rosenbaum

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1CURATION: WHAT IS IT?

When I was 13 years old, I was a magician. I don’t mean card tricks and parlor tricks. I was into the big stuff. Harry Houdini, The Great Thurston, illusionists, escape artists, and mind readers. And back then, there was no shortage of gizmos and books and apparatuses that a young boy could buy. There were catalogs and magazines that featured page after page of gleaming boxes, swords, silk scarves, and grandly adorned illusions. If you had an allowance, there was always some great new magic trick ready to help you amaze your audience. In magic tricks, there was an endless abundance. What was a boy to do?

Well, there was a solution: a special place where magicians in the know went to see the latest gear up close, watch ...

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