January 2019

In addition to serving food, restaurants also serve to measure the stature of entertainment executives. Restaurateurs are the first to recognize the execs’ positions and the first to acknowledge their power. Restaurant tables are the dining equivalent of corner offices with views of the park.


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December 2018

CEOs could be visionaries if only Wall Street would let them risk failure. Right now, the Street rewards failure, but not visionaries. Vision is not just recognizing opportunities, though.


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November 2018

First it was radio that was declared harmful to society (to children in particular). Then it was television that was blamed for mesmerizing kids (remember the term ‘idiot box’?).


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October 2018

It’s no longer enough for commercials to just bring money to linear television, they also have to be clever and memorable enough to bring TV outlets repeated viewership.


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September 2018

My good friend, the late Norman Horowitz (1932- 2015), used to call me twice a week to tell me the same thing over and over: “No one knows anything!” Perhaps, quoting American screenwriter William Goldman who wrote, “nobody known anything” in his 1983 book, “Adventures in The Screen Trade.” Horowitz called himself a negativist (although he was really more of a contrarian), but he was a humorous one.


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June/July 2018

A dozen new gender categories will wreak havoc on audience research firms since they soon won’t be permitted to use the “binary” categories: male or female.


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May 2018

Today, the corporate world tends to forget history in order to free itself from restrictions resulting from past experiences. A direct consequence, however, is that when a new crop of executives enters the workplace, they have no historical references at all.


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April 2018

Could the BBC news culture, which thrives in the U.K.,be transferred to the U.S.? Americans seem to have a better system in place to deal with international requests.


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January 2018

Court TV is good at using common sense for its rulings, but to really apply common sense, a Ministry of Common Sense should be established at government levels.


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December 2017

What’s this obsession with getting attendance figures after markets? It’s the business of buying and selling content that really counts — not the fact that 13,900 people were there, instead of the necessary 8,000. Because, as the saying goes, two is company; three’s a crowd.


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