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Archive for July, 2015

A Lesson from Viacom About Avoiding Reality

Over the years Viacom has been highly successful with its popular cable networks including Comedy Central, BET, VH1, Nickelodeon, and MTV. On the other hand, more recently, and specifically in this current television viewing season, Viacom is seeing double digit declines in its ratings. For example, at MTV, the company’s flagship network, prime-time ratings are down 22% versus last year and 25% among 18-34 year olds, the network’s demographic target.

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Execution and Innovation: Both are Required!

In the last six months Netflix has achieved two major milestones. First, it exceeded 50 million subscribers and second, its market value reached $33 billion which exceeds that of CBS Network. It’s clear that Netflix should now be viewed as a major media player.

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What Big Bet Are You Pursuing?

GE Power and Water already has over $1 billion of orders for this new product and is in discussion with several communities, with $11 billion dollars’ worth of equipment on the verge being ordered.

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