i love that fuzzy tipping point where it goes from "this is MY fucking project. i’m gonna run the shit out of this project" to "i wonder who’s working on that project of mine. i should probably check up on that after i finish this tuna sandwich".
“Kilar argued that in the premium content distribution business there is no one model. Whether it is his competitors or his own offerings, there will many different business model options. He pointed to the old TV business as an example of how different business models exist. There are ad-supported broadcast networks, subscription only operations such as HBO and then there are hybrids like TNT and TBS that charge subscriptions and also air advertising on their channels.”—
i like hulu. it’s a quality product with a critical mass built on promising future backed by people with money and content. i also understand how the CEO needs to do everything he can to justify and market their new model to people. heck it’s his job. but i wonder why he’s choosing to use the old tv’s business model to justify their un-tv’s business model. that pitch doesn’t sound too revolutionary to me.
how about not getting frustrated for people not understanding what you didn’t express or explain? being direct and being clear aren’t always the same thing no matter how exactly identical they might appear to you.
“Several months ago, when we were all sitting on Jeff Bezos’s bumper drinking orange Mad Dog and trying not to be noticed, we heard a voice in the distance yelling “You kids better not scratch my Mercedes or I’m calling the cops!” We ran. It was later that night when Amazon came by the house and said they liked our style and also wanted to get that money we owed them for messing up the chrome. We like to think that our relationship with Amazon will continue at this level for many, many, many years to come.
But we here at Woot are still a thoughtful company, so, at the end of the day, I watched the sunset, and its golden-hued glory made me think about two questions:
1) Is there really a universal deity?
2) Does such a thing preclude free will or are we humans in control of our own destiny?”—Matt Rutledge, CEO, Woot