Sunday, August 31, 2008

TBAR and the Brinker International Forum

TBAR, the Texas Business and Arts Renaissance, shows synergy between business and the arts. The Brinker International Forum is a good example of interaction between business and the arts.

Notice that the link I gave in this blog was not to a website dedicated to the Forum. Nor was the link to an article in the New York Times.

The Brinker International Forum seems to be a local effort to raise money for the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts, but it could be so much more. With the right mind-set, the same effort to raise money for the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts could pay a larger dividend.

If we choose to lift DFW to greater heights in the arts, making it competative with the East Coast or the West Coast, then we could view the Brinker International Forum as a way to inform the rest of the nation that we take culture seriously in DFW and that we intend to become more influential in the arts.

We need to aim higher. We need to tell the rest of the country to watch out because DFW is on its way.

Robert

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Introduction to Texas Ascendant

The Texas Ascendancy Campaign is a vision for a greater Texas. Improvements to education in Texas are leading to improvements in business and the arts. The Texas Ascendancy Campaign is described in the Texas Ascendant web page, which includes a link to a diagram describing the parts of the project.

TBAR: the Texas Business and Arts Renaissance

The Texas Business and Arts Renaissance (TBAR) Project highlights the synergistic interaction between business and the arts. TBAR was a topic in the Education for the 21st Century blog, but this topic is so important that it has moved to this new Texas Ascendant blog.

Previous blog entries dealing with TBAR are:
May 24, 2008: TBAR: the Texas Business and Arts Renaissance
June 2, 2008, TBAR and Summer Festivals
June 14, 2008, TBAR, Virtual Reality, the Arts, and the Public Schools
July 3, 2008, TBAR, Venture Capital and Economic Growth
July 9, 2008, TBAR, Rooster Teeth in Austin


TLR: the Texas Leadership Revolution

The Texas Leadership Revolution Project encourages advancements in leadership driven by improvements in moral education and improved content in teaching history. The 12th Man Writ Large project is an example of a TLR project.

A previous blog entry dealing with TLR is:
August 8, 2008, TLR: the Texas Leadership Revolution

The Greatest State

Please continue reading here for ideas on how we can work to make Texas the greatest state in the union, undisputed. Please leave comments!

Robert Canright