This week, Fortune published a list of the 50 smartest people in high-tech. The focus on individual accomplishments, however, doesn't do justice to what technologists have to be the best at in order to be successful.
We in the theatre have known for a long, long time that the show must go on. I'd venture to say that there's only one man in Washington who knows this in his bones -- National Endowment for the Arts chair, Rocco Landesman.
Everyone seems to have a strongly held point of view without much evident interest in learning or working toward some common resolution of our differences. It would seem collaboration is fast becoming extinct.