Today I was reading Bruce Nussbaum's blog, http://blogs.businessweek.com/innovate/NussbaumOnDesign/. I have a tremendous amount of respect for him as a journalist, blogger, and innovation guru.
Today he wrote a post that truly impressed me - very simply he opened the post discussing his changing role as a journalist, moving from being a Voice of Authority to a Master Curator.
I know that many times the content of a discussion, presentation, or art exhibit for that matter, overshadows the design and organization of the exhibit itself. Curating is as much an art as being a content creator.
If an event or exhibit is curated well, the content takes center stage, with the curating barely being noticed. If it's curated badly, the whole things falls into chaos. Good curating is very much like good management - if its competent, the content (the team's work) shines. So if we aspire to be truly great curators, great managers, then we need to aspire to go unnoticed.
The photo above can be found at http://www.bibi.org/box/2006/03/Jere_Smith.jpg