“A movie will come out and you will have 17 days [of theatrical exclusivity], that’s exactly three weekends, which is 95% of the revenue for 98% of movies. On the 18th day, these movies will be available everywhere ubiquitously and you will pay for the size. A movie screen will be $15. A 75” TV will be $4.00. A smartphone will be $1.99. When that happens, and it will happen, it will reinvent the enterprise of movies.”—Jeffrey Katzenberg Predicts That Future Moviegoers Will “Pay By The Inch”
"Well, I’ve been sitting here all day, I’ve been sitting in this waiting room," croons UberConference’s creative director and cofounder, Alex Cornell. And just like that, one more of life’s little irritants is plucked away.
“Ben Horowitz, general partner at venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, compared startups to babies that become angsty teenagers as they grow. “Everybody loves a baby,” said Horowitz of shiny new startups. “You never run into someone who goes, ‘I f*cking hate babies.’”—How A Startup Grows Up: Lessons From Airbnb’s OpenAir Summit
“Sure, successful people work a bit on weekends, but they know that weekends are mostly about giving the brain a break. Even if you’re not religious, challenge yourself to keep a Sabbath of sorts: one 24-hour period where you don’t do any of your usual work. You may find yourself so relaxed you’ll look forward to Monday.”—Your Weekend Has 60 Hours—Here’s How To Wring The Most Out Of Them
“Regardless of industry, size, or geography the most haunting feeling for any leader is when an employee gives their two weeks notice out of the blue,” Niu asserts. That confirmed what he already knew: a company’s people and culture were important strategic advantages.
Reviewing them only at year’s end left a lot unspoken and potentially hazardous to the health of the business. While Niu constantly reviewed finances, strategy, product, he, like many other leaders, assumed the staff was fine until they headed out the door to work for someone else.