Taking risks gives me energy.
Sometimes the most important job advertising can do, is to clarify the obvious.
I'm uncomfortable when I'm comfortable. I have to start something new-in the agency or in my personal life-every two years or so. Taking risks gives me energy. I can't help it, it's my personality. I'd like to think it's not really a compulsion toward high risks, but the spirit of an entrepreneur.
If you can't be bothered to work on Saturday, don't bother to come in on Sunday.
You start losing a client the moment you get it.
We don't have titles on our business cards. No one really gets any special treatment. No one gets a corner office to put pictures of their family and their dog in.
How big can we get before we get bad?
I can't say the advertising model is obsolete yet but it doesn't make a lot of sense in the long range.
It's hard to build a brand, competitively, and tell people what you do as well.
The intellectual architecture means focusing on doing great work instead of focusing on agency politics.
I'm uncomfortable when I'm comfortable ... I can't help it, it's my personality.
Research we've done seems to indicate that people who are on the Net like the idea that they don't have to leave what they are reading to go buy something.
It's very fascinating, it's very addictive, and it's incredibly challenging. You're never satisfied. It's kind of like advertising. You're never satisfied
Advertising ought to work by telling you what it is you want to tell, you should understand what you want us to do, what you want us to think, where you want us to shop.
Outside of advertising, the person who's influenced me most is quite possibly Frank Gehry.
Charlie Rose is the ultimate ad.
Our technology is very scalable. Our software can accommodate enormous numbers of clients. It's a marvelous opportunity. We'll keep developing products.
One is that that's the way we started and we thought there would be more value and less confusion if the business model was just based on delivering news that's of value to Web sites.
In the '20s they were telling us wed all have our own private plane and take vacations to the moon.
The team architecture means setting up an organization that helps people produce that great work in teams.
But I think technology advertising will have to stop addressing how products are made and concentrate more on what a product will do for the consumer.
Technology is the fashion of the '90s. It affects everyone, and everyone is interested in it - either from fear of being left behind or because they have a real need to use technology.
My real talent was for losing clients.
We set up a beta site, a test site, with movie, music and book reviews. If you're reading them and you want to buy a book or a ticket for a movie that's reviewed on the site, you can do that without leaving our site.
Second, we're spending a huge amount of money on technology so that everyone can check out laptops and portable phones. We're spending more money to write our existing information into databases or onto CD-ROM.
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