Balance

Balance is a Journey to an Unreachable Destination and a constant struggle you will never truly overcome but can manage over time I’m a venture partner at Zú, which is an investment vehicle conceived by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy… Continue Reading →

Mercenary vs Missionary: The Only Real Difference Between Facebook & Google

Facebook and Google are very similar and different, depending on the perspective and context. But the only real difference that matters today boils down to leadership. In reading that Facebook changed its mind in Australia, I will let others discuss… Continue Reading →

Perspective

Perspective takes effort and an open mind and heart, but having it means a better quality of life. Recently, I was in a hit & run. Thankfully, we weren’t harmed. But the exercise proved another lesson in perspective – which… Continue Reading →

Will 2020s be Decade of Social eCommerce?

All social shopping is live, but at risk of being philosophical is all live shopping social? This past Sunday, Brendan Gahan and I got on Clubhouse at 4pm EST (link) to discuss social video, social shopping, live eCommerce and much… Continue Reading →

Insecurities: The Muslim & the Jews

In this latest piece in the Insecurities series, I open up about how many of us sub-consciously try to endear others in our journey to appease ourselves. The Dersh and I? Alan Dershowitz and I probably disagree on more than… Continue Reading →

The Paradox of Hollywood’s Piracy Roots

The origins of Hollywood are rooted in skirting the law Analog production and distribution of media was the original, quintessential rights management tool, making the reproduction of content challenging. Digitization – via the rise of computers, internet, world wide web… Continue Reading →

Breaking Down Each Video Platforms’ 2020 & What to Expect in 2021

Covid will do to TV/digital video revenues what the great recession did to newspaper/digital media: accelerate the shift. With Google and Snap reporting results, here’s a breakdown and summary of each major video platform: Google YouTube In 2020, for the… Continue Reading →

The Law is a Toolbox Full of Paths to Success

As entrepreneurs, we’re idealists always facing doubters, cynics and naysayers. Like any self-respecting entrepreneur, I have a desire to take on new challenges while proving the doubters wrong. This has manifested itself on many fronts. As someone always rooting for… Continue Reading →

Sports League Rights: Optimizing vs Maximizing Value

The combination of technology, disintermediation, loosened regulation, changing consumer behavior and views on betting are dramatically changing the landscape and power dynamics in sports A few weeks ago, I looked at the new dynamics in the business of sports media,… Continue Reading →

You can thank me later, Hollywood

From Fairness Doctrine to Fair Use, never lose sight of the forest through the trees when fighting for your principles I’ve covered fair use on these pages before. At a high level, the manifestation of my frustrations and drive in… Continue Reading →

Rise of the MCN 3.0s: Different Approaches, Same Objective

MCNs have been around for a decade and now we are seeing their third iteration. We are now seeing the wave of MCNs, 3.0, propelled by YouTube’s riches. Machinima in many ways was the first multi-channel networks, or MCNs 1.0…. Continue Reading →

Digital Media Firms Have Unique Risks & Challenges. SPACs Salvation or Hail Marry?

Did digital media’s hangover make it the perfect candidate for SPACs? Something must be in the air: Axios CNBC BusinessInsider and I suspect others as well, soon, are all publishing articles talking about the game of musical chairs in digital… Continue Reading →

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