We Can't Go Back: 4 Things We Must Do About Talent

I admire the old movies from the 1940's for one reason. Brilliant scenes of 30-40 people dancing, singing, and unbelievable orchestras filled with polished talent fill the black and white screen. People in the performing arts industry were in high demand at that time, and that type of entertainment was a primary source of comfort for a society unaware of the impending technology invasion.

The caliber of talent back then seemed phenomenal, and even more astonishing was the pay- $30 on a good week. (For history buffs, it's interesting to note that the 1940 Census revealed 132 million Americans with an average annual income of $1368, unemployment was at 18.25%, and only 5% of the population had college degrees).