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Entries by Charles Warner from 09/2009

A Hippocratic Oath for Media Executives

| Posted 09.02.2009 | Media

I don't want my students to become Rupert Murdochs or Sumner Redstones. Therefore, I ask them to take the Hippocratic oath for managers, as proposed in the Harvard Business Review.

The Verizon-Citi Visa Scam

| Posted 09.09.2009 | Business

How is Citi going to pay the government back? One way is to find new, underhanded ways to get Visa cards into people's wallets.

What I Learned From Jay Leno's Prime Time Debut: Part I

| Posted 09.17.2009 | Entertainment

The interview with Seinfeld was stiff and overly scripted; even the phony pre-taped appearance of Oprah was stiff, boring, and predictable.

What I Learned From Jay Leno's Prime Time Debut: Part II

| Posted 09.18.2009 | Media

At 11:00 p.m. Monday night, I watched the local news with veteran anchor Chuck Scarborough and Sue Simmons. It was dull, boring, formulaic, and old-fashioned.

What I Learned From Jay Leno's Prime Time Debut: Part III

| Posted 09.21.2009 | Media

At 11:00 p.m. Monday night, after the Leno show on NBC, I made a second mistake. I watched WNBC-TV's local news with veteran anchor Chuck Scarborough and Sue Simmons.

Content Is Not King

| Posted 09.23.2009 | Media

The explosive growth of the Internet has led to such a proliferation of content out in the long tail that it is now virtually infinite.

Lots of Content Is Good for Democracy

| Posted 09.30.2009 | Media

The Internet's explosive growth has led to such a proliferation of content that it is now virtually infinite. To say that "content is king" in today's world is like saying "a grain of sand is precious."