Predictable profitability is fatal without leadership committed to continuously challenging the assumptions on which it is based. You can’t do that if you don’t know how to build an open-minded and competitive culture
The luckiest guy on the planet
the story behind the bankruptcy of one of America’s largest newspaper companies — and why other newspaper companies are zombies, too
Pravda, the U.S.A. edition
Fox News Channel hosts are brazen in their allegiance to Trump and his agenda. It’s as if they work for Pravda, the mouthpiece of the politburo. But behind their pretense of objectivity, mainstream media is no less biased
Between a rock and a hard place
Traditional news monopolies had no incentive to invest in the art and science of creating user demand. So when the Internet arrived, users grabbed the chance to go to more interesting places. Can they be persuaded to come back?
Why is local news so boring?
There is an art to telling a story. Even a local news story can be rendered in an attractive way. So why isn’t it?
When the circus came to town
– bad things happen when the status quo rules
The elementary mistake that destroyed one of the largest newspaper companies in the country
Can anyone be trusted?
Why you watch the news you watch and visit the news sites you visit
Tener el martillo sin la una. To have the hammer without the nail.
There’s no Silicon Valley in Europe. Over the pond they take a different approach to technology development. It’s top-down versus […]
The Heart of the Newspaper Problem
There is a level of fixed cost to newspaper publishing below which the business cannot be sustained
Success Can Be Fatal
Any business leader worried about the future must build a culture that welcomes it For newspapers, the Internet offered one […]
Taking on the Oracle of Omaha – or have I lost my mind?
Berkshire Hathaway owns railcars as well as newspapers. Is their decline faster than he thought it would be?
Hubris Is Blinding
A simple rule of basic management: Under-estimate your own market position and over-estimate the competition Newspaper companies don’t have an […]
It’s What I Do
In any business, operating performance is a function of organizational culture. QED. We’ve all got stories about crazed managers and […]
A pox on the editor-priests
The future is never a straight line projection of the past Strange to say, newspapers suffered from years of recurrent […]