It’s All About Speed and Broadband, Not TV

Whether they like it or not, cable companies are fast becoming broadband-first companies. But it’s not by choice that they are embracing over-the-top video, starting their own web video offerings or finally coming around to the idea of cord-cutting. “It’s totally, totally shifted to Netflix,” Charlie Ergen, the CEO of Dish Network, recently told The New York Times….

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Wheels up

I have always wanted to fly around the world. I have criss-crossed the planet a few times, but I’ve never really completed the circle. Tonight I take off on a trip that will take me to five cities in three continents, and check off yet another item on my bucket list. I am also thinking of this as an opportunity to push myself into becoming a super fast and efficient packer.  The majority of the trip is for work – two board meetings, a speaking opportunity and an onstage appearance at a conference where I get to retell some of…

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Jason

My dear friend Jason Hirschhorn (ex-MTV, Sling, MySpace), founder of the must-read ReDef newsletters, is undergoing a heart procedure. I am praying for a successful surgery and his speedy recovery. (Read) Jason is one of the good guys, tough and tender at the same time, and willing to share everything he has with others. Over the years, a strong friendship based on directness and honesty has developed. And while we don’t see each other as often, we communicate with regularity. It is my concern for my friend and his well being that fills me with a sense of unease. Or…

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7 notable things…

When catching up with my reading online after a weekend without devices, I found these seven things interesting enough to sharing. #TechIsFashion “We didn’t think before about the idea that buying an iPad to take pictures on was actually more important to somebody than buying a handbag.” Suzie Menkes, Vogue’s international fashion editor in an interview. Fashion…

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What you can learn from Saint Laurent creative chief, Hedi Slimane

Hedi Slimane is one of the most influential fashion designer in the world.  He became the creative director at Saint Laurent, a fashion  in March 2012. Saint Laurent was started by iconic French designer, Yves St. Laurent. Slimane was born in Paris, but for past eight years has lived in Los Angeles. He joined the company…

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