I don’t want to come across as a complete pessimist about the future of big business, because that’s not my nature. But the old paradigms and formulas are busting apart and there’s nothing you and I can do about it. It’s a new world of business, and it’s very challenging to stay on stop of what’s going on, much less where things are headed.
Look around, and major industries are being turned on their heads. Television and cable entertainment is surely experiencing this. Bob Greenblatt, Chairman of NBC Entertainment:
"You get the feeling that it’s never gonna be possible to move the needle again. You just keep fighting against the forces that are coming at you in a crowded environment, with more programming on more networks than in the history of our business, and you start to feel like it’s never gonna be possible to do anything dramatic.“
We are truly in a golden age of television. Throw away the bottom 90% of content, which is mostly pure trash, and the cream is just incredibly good. Breaking Bad, The Newsroom, House of Cards, Mad Men. We all have our favorites. It’s hard to keep up. No sooner does Breaking Bad have their series finale, or Felina, than two or three other very promising series premiere.
Remember the old days when everyone watched ‘Roots’? Those days are history.
As someone recently wrote: “Our exposure to stimuli and choice is hyper-accelerating.”
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