The Smartest Basketball Mind Outside the NBA
If I’m doing something that’s counter-industry, and that I think is going to work because it’s counter-industry, then I shouldn’t go join the industry
There won’t be a Spotify of publishing — with literally everything you want. But there will be a Netflix and Hulu and Amazon, etc. — each with a substantial amount of things you want.
he wouldn’t want to run a movie studio now. “It would be like saying, do I want to own a horse-and-buggy company? The idea of a movie is losing its meaning.”
In isolation, many of the playbook’s best practices seem mundane. But software companies are often rife with eccentricities and legacy processes endemic to startup culture.
This value is a mix of how much other advertisers bid for placement and how relevant the ad is to the particular situation at hand.
Derek Newell, president of the health tech company Castlight Health, compared being a patient in the traditional American health care system to going to a restaurant with a rich uncle who pays, while the waiter chooses the food. The patient may get to pick the restaurant, but the rich uncle is the insurance company and the waiter is the doctor, who is motivated to keep bringing more entrees and expensive wine.
The Soviet leader, Nikita Khrushchev, had already annoyed Mao by criticizing Stalin, whom Mao regarded as one of the great figures of Communist history. If even Stalin could be purged, Mao could be challenged, too
Onstage, Mr. Springsteen, whose working class anthems made him rich, revealed that he’d never been inside a factory. It’s an easy thing to admit to people who paid up to $850 for a seat. They’d assumed the factory thing was a metaphor anyway.
It’s like vertical tailgating.”
phenomenon of jumbled up global capitalism that uses Silicon Valley ad tools to arbitrage cheap goods from Asia: the Supply Cloud
“One of the things that is remarkable to Boomers is that we’re no longer completely in charge, because we’ve been in charge for our whole lives,” he told me once, “and
But the non-innocent explanation is that I’m not getting wiser, I’m just getting better socialized.
I don’t fool a lot around with negotiations. If they name a price that makes sense to me, I buy it. If they don’t, I was happy the day before, so I will be happy the day after without owning it.
We need a liberalism that doesn’t just rely on demographic replacement to win elections and a conservatism that doesn’t just rely on fears of that replacement to hold its own.
Think they mean smell but yes
When brands are not aligned and redact or change their stances — that’s where activists and trolls lean in, because they small fear."
has a more tactile understanding of what really matters in this country—and how Americans actually receive information—than those who are tasked with covering it.
And the subject matter was designed to engage extremist voices on the political fringe, not persuadable voters undecided between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
Facebook writes algorithms, and designers cut the cloth, but that doesn't mean they control what people look at or what people wear.
You can only propose. And the more and faster feedback you have, the more data you get but the less control - the more obvious it is that this idea isn't working, no matter what was in your Powerpoint.
Google is the king of aggregators because, when information shifted from scarcity to abundance, discovery became the point of leverage, and Google was better at discovery than anyone.”
The answer is that Netflix is trying to outrace the future -- and this is the moment when that future is going to be decided.
but the attacks wouldn’t be so successful if our media institutions hadn’t failed us as well.
Facebook is the first company to measure false consciousness.
Google search is and has to be a mirror of the internet
Policies that often seem as if they were drafted by people who have encountered guns only as a figure in a briefing book or an image on the news.
Perhaps, Harvey as he stated in the NY Times, to the world, should get professional help for a problem that really exists.”
Things that should be changed should be changed.”
Being introduced to politics by “The West Wing” is like being introduced to sex by “Debbie Does Dallas.”
the planet must produce “more food in the next four decades than all farmers in history have harvested over the past 8,000 years.”
The truth is companies get these decisions wrong a lot of the time. And because they’re not transparent about how their rules are enforced or about how much content is taken down, we only hear about the bad decisions when they make headlines. That is happening increasingly often these days, as those in media circles take more interest in the issue.
The service is so popular because it’s an excellent value, but that’s in part because it’s priced below cost, financed by debt, which Netflix is able to take on because its stock price is so high.
Somehow, his official photographer always happens to be nearby.
Russians are fond of a proverb, “besplatniy sir biyvaet tol’ko v mishelovke”: “Free cheese can be found only in a mousetrap.”
They’re not the best at what they do, they’re the only ones that do what they do.”
“The victory of not indoctrinating your kids and yet having them be successful anyway — that’s the ultimate for him,” Ben said.
It’s a great handicap to be talking like accountants while the opposition are making moral indictments.”
The smartphone is the sun and everything else orbits it. Internet advertising will be bigger than TV advertising this year, and Apple’s revenue is larger than the entire global pay TV industry.
nobody ever gets killed in the media business, they just get niche-ified
We are organizations that depend on the First Amendment to do our jobs, but that hardly makes criticism of us — even aggressive attacks from the president of the United States — out of bounds.
Consequences are more important than probabilities.
Everybody gets so concerned about proving how pure they are that they eat their own,” he said.
The biggest challenge for Anker is not sales. It’s customer perception,”
Where newspaper jobs are spread nationwide, internet jobs are not: Today, 73 percent of all internet publishing jobs are concentrated in either the Boston-New York-Washington-Richmond corridor or the West Coast crescent that runs from Seattle to San Diego and on to Phoenix. The Chicagoland area, a traditional media center, captures 5 percent of the jobs, with a paltry 22 percent going to the rest of the country
There’s no difference between us and every other investment bank out there—except your hard work, your management, and the people you hire. Think about it.
What matters is owning the biggest and most engaged network. And because he has the network, he always wins.
Grant just did his job.
The beauty of Netflix to me is that they’ve said, ‘We’re going to make our best stuff available to you anytime you want it,’ ” Kosner says. “They do it brilliantly, but it’s not rocket science.”
“People are not going to sit through a 30-second ad on their phones, and advertisers refuse to adapt. I’m hoping Facebook has the influence to force agencies to produce video ads that are appropriate for short-form content on phones.”