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Technical Management for the Performing Arts by Dennis Dorn, Mark Shanda

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Chapter 7Professional Practices & Resources

There are innumerable clichés that could be applied to the matter of knowledge. The late 20th century and the early 21st century are called the “Information Age.” “Knowledge is Power” is another one. Smart phones, iPads, tablets, netbooks, smart watches, and the Fitbit are all tools that make it possible for us to learn or inform ourselves nearly instantly. Trips to libraries, the use of reference books, and home or office libraries are becoming increasingly quaint.

Technical managers mostly fit into the same mold and are constantly hungry for information to enhance their personal tool kits, making it possible for them to do a better and more effective job. Internet searches have become one of, if not ...

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