Doing stuff that I don’t have to talk about because I’m not in a public company is fantastic.
There’s a fine line between what would characterize you as a troglodyte and what would characterize you as a brilliant, avant-garde, forward-thinking genius. There’s some middle ground.
We cannot escape that Hollywood is in the middle of a wave of technological change. The current angst over all the implications of new entertainment technology is nothing new.
21 years as CEO is a long time. I was and probably still am the longest serving CEO in America. Certainly I am in the media industry, bar none.
My strength is coming up with two outs in the last of the ninth.
When I read biographies, I’m only interested in the first few chapters. I’m not interested in when people become successful. I’m interested in what made them successful.
Over time, the product we produce has been consistently successful here in America and around the world. Apparently, we are doing something right.
Nobody has a bigger cult than Warren Buffett.
There’s no good idea that can’t be improved on.
I find that, once you get into a position where you can afford a pair of shoes and a decent level of living, success in itself is empty.
I gravitate toward the team thing. I’m not a golfer – I much prefer basketball.
Graduate school is a place to hide for a couple of years.
I don’t think individual achievement in business is the most meaningful way for it to operate.
Eventually the consumer will come to appreciate the editorial point of view of every different brand. User-generated content without editorial oversight will simply be background noise.
You just have to make sure the model you’re working on does not undersell your product.