Author Ashkan Karbasfrooshan

Job opening at WatchMojo: Head of Insights

This would be a dream Job for someone who loves data, community and storytelling. At the heart of WatchMojo’s editorial strategy is the suggest tool, where fans suggest topics and entries. We have started to expand and poll the audience… Continue Reading →

The 3 Cs of Culture: You Can Do the Right Thing

Being good is annoying to others, but it can prove to be your superpower. Nearly twenty years ago, when I couldn’t break into Wall Street or Bay Street after graduating from finance school, I embarked on my career in media…. Continue Reading →

Mbappé: Personal vs Team Glory

Rumor has it that French superstar Kylian Mbappé wants out of Paris Saint-Germain, and this despite – or because – of the prospects of playing on the same team as both Neymar and Lionel Messi, who was brought in after… Continue Reading →

In the End, They’ll Always Let You Down

With some people… if I had a shot every time they said they “had” integrity, I’d be drunk as a sailor… but if I had to down a shot every time I actually “saw” such examples, I’d be sober as… Continue Reading →

How Facebook Lost Its Way

You’d think a post on Facebook on depression and suicide would be showcased to one’s social network, but that isn’t optimal in an ad supported ecosystem where time spent on platforms reigns supreme. Facebook and its subsidiaries are fluid organizations… Continue Reading →

Workaholism, Depression & Suicide: The Hidden Mental Cost of Success & The Healing Power of No

Entrepreneurship is hard in bad times, tougher in good ones. “I’ve lost my mind to the game. Like Vincent Van Gogh. He dedicated his life to his craft, & lost his mind. That’s happening to me. But f*ck It. When… Continue Reading →

YouTube is Worth $500 Billion

Google is valued at $1.6 trillion dollars in market capitalization. YouTube accounts for at least a third of that. I’ve certainly been a YouTube bull since day 1. Back in 2006, right before Google plunked down $1.65 billion for the… Continue Reading →

Can Snowflake Become the Next Salesforce?

Sometimes it’s better to get in early on a company, even if it means the stock will fall in price early on… than getting in after a stock’s meteoric rise, risking you being left holding the bag. Today we look… Continue Reading →

Amazon’s Ad Business Would Command a $250B Market Cap

Long Seen as King of Commerce, Amazon is now the Prince of Content, as well. Amazon is gobbling everything in sight, growing through a mix of organic and inorganic moves When I launched WatchMojo, rights holders had no economic incentive… Continue Reading →

Finesse meets Force: The legend of the Gordian Knot

The fine line between management, motivation and mendacity is coming under scrutiny. That’s a welcome dynamic, but let’s not forget that adversity and tough behavior creates the resilience needed to persevere, and succeed. Everywhere you look, people are no longer… Continue Reading →

Burnout & Resignations Are Reflections of Human’s Few Needs but Unlimited Wants

Nothing like a pandemic to make people realize they have different wants and need very few things. Last year when no one knew how long lockdowns would remain in force and employees worked from home, WatchMojo “encouraged” employees to start… Continue Reading →

The Odd Couple: Media and Telco Firms are like Oil & Water

Telecommunications firms have bought media assets but most hookups have not fared well. Why? It’s complicated. Apparently, AT&T will be spinning off its Warner Media assets into a NewCo with Discovery. Here’s a flashback to my breakdown on why telecommunications… Continue Reading →

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