Taking risks gives me energy.
Sometimes the most important job advertising can do, is to clarify the obvious.
The intellectual architecture means focusing on doing great work instead of focusing on agency politics.
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.
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I can't say the advertising model is obsolete yet but it doesn't make a lot of sense in the long range.
I'm uncomfortable when I'm comfortable ... I can't help it, it's my personality.
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.
It's hard to build a brand, competitively, and tell people what you do as well.
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.
If you really think about it, when watching television, you have product placement all the time.
Eighty percent of what everyone's talking about never happens. I don't mean in terms of product development that's happening right now, I'm talking about the far-flung visions of the future.
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.
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
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.
First, this isn't about telecommuting, because we still have offices that people will come to regularly when they need to brainstorm together, meet with clients, or do research in the library.
You come to work because the office is a resource: The office is a place where you can meet with other people, and the office has libraries of books and information on CD-ROM that might help you with your work.
Fire has impacted every part of our lives - without fire, there would be no shopping, right? - that's how the Internet will intrude on our lives, particularly our kids' lives.
My real talent was for losing clients.
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