Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Success Videos - Eisner and Diller

Below are links to a 5-part video interview featuring Michael Eisner and Barry Diller. Michael Eisner was Chairman and CEO of Disney and Barry Diller founded the huge internet conglomerate Interactive Corp featuring Match.Com, Ticketmaster and a host of other famous internet brands. Diller comes across to me as a flat-out visionary genius at the level of a Paley or Sarnoff. He truly “gets it” as far as the huge “stroke of luck” that the Internet represents.

He celebrates the Net’s liberation from the “old media” methods of “choke-point” distribution. He reminds the audience that in the 50s and 60s, television stations were awarded only to highly-connected prominent families, for whom a broadcast license was literally a “license to print money”.

He also demonstrates genius by not focusing on any given “path” that the future might take. He sees the explosion of prosperity and diversity that universal empowerment unleashes. This view from the “top of the mountain” is an invaluable lesson in leadership.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

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