Category Famous Quotes

The Art of Not Taking Shit From Anyone

In the past, I’ve occasionally published a noteworthy memo or letter, be it internally from my day-to=day job or something epic and noteworthy I wish to reference in the future. This is from a legendary letter screenwriter Joe Eszterhas (of… Continue Reading →

America Doesn’t Care About Black People

I’m clearly riffing on that infamous Kanye line, but convince me I’m wrong. The original title of this article was Why People & Organizations Reject D&I, in which I was going to feature my recent Q&A with Kurt Merriweather, who… Continue Reading →

A Call for Conscious Capitalism & Holding People in & Platforms of Power Accountable

Why is Always the Most Important Question to Ask. But you may also want to find out Who, When, Where, What and of course… How? Yesterday I touched on the philosophy, principles and purpose of Context, the new(ish) brand which… Continue Reading →

Born on Third Base

James Murdoch’s comments capture the paradox of life and echoes what a true hero said this week: “Thank you, but f&ck you.” Is James Murdoch, the son of Rupert Murdoch, lacking awareness or displaying courage when he says that “media… Continue Reading →

Software Ate The World, Entertainment Consumed It All

The 2010s saw the convergence of two decades worth of trends. Those forces will radically accelerate due to Covid. In August 2011, Netscape co-founder Marc Andreessen coined the famous phrase “Software is eating the world” in a Wall Street Journal op-ed. While… Continue Reading →

The Origins and Paradox of Content Is King

Bill Gates, Sumner Redstone are both credited with articulating that “content is king.” Understanding what that means in the new world order explains why some companies emerged as the winners even if they didn’t own any content. The Origins of… Continue Reading →

How Digital Pennies vs Analog Dollars Became Digital Trillions vs Analog Billions

A decade ago, digital’s pennies weren’t enticing enough for traditional media companies; today that slow footedness is haunting many of them. Jeff Zucker, the former NBC executive and now president of CNN, coined the phrase “trading analog dollars for digital… Continue Reading →

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