For those of us who’ve produced our share of press junkets, this is pretty much the funnest one I’ve ever seen. If you didn’t love Mila before, you kinda have to now. Here she is, having a blast with about-to-be-famous Chris Stark, his first-ever interview job on BBC Radio. He totally nails it and is blowing up as we speak…
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“I do think, at a certain point, you’ve made enough money,” said Obama in 2010.
Well, it’s 2012 now, it’s hard out there for us pimps, so I didn’t much know wtf to say when a financial advisor recently asked me my magic number. “You know,” he said, “the number that answers all the questions.”
“No fucking idea,” I replied.
When someone asked John D. Rockefeller the same question, here’s what he said:
In a world where my top five biggest problems include how to get my kid to stop playing his Nintendo DS?
In a world where making a true impact, creating the scale of change I want to see in the world requires getting farther and farther from the people who need help, and closer and closer to the sources of money so I can redirect it to them?
Louis CK learned something about magic numbers last month. And taught himself (and us) something in the process. First, he bypassed the TV networks in favor of his own DIY special on the web. He decided to charge people $5 to watch his show on demand. Lotsa pundits are all over that story, proclaiming it an inflection point on the path of old media’s demise. I’ll leave that debate to the jokers I’ll see this month at CES.
Anyway, Louis CK’s phone began lighting up with scores of pays-per-view. When it hit million — yes, a million — bucks, he sat there flabbergasted. Any of us would. But what most of us wouldn’t do is what Louis CK did next, and here’s that story via Jimmy Fallon:
Like most of us, I take my financial cues from rappers. Like Lil Wayne: “Too much money ain’t enough money, you know the feds listenin.” (Smart man.)
And Jay-Z: “I’m not a businessman. I’m a business, man.” (Smarter man.)
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I guest lectured an NYU class on the future of media and entertainment on Wednesday. The class was about 50 students from NYU’s Tisch (film/tv/media), Stern (business) and Gallatin (individualized study) schools.
Posting this comment from a student for my mom to see:
Enjoyed listening to his job description. Powerpoint was amazing, loved the pictures. He made the entire class interesting and fun. Great sense of humor and personality. I’ve never have been so sad to see a guest speaker leave before. Thank you Mr. Martin for coming.
Notice the student did not comment on my hotness. I begged the class to go on ratemyprofessors.com and give me “chili peppers” (an indication of a professor’s hotness) — to prove to my wife that I am indeed still hot — but, sadly, nobody felt so moved to do so.
Great class, though. Asked some insightful questions. Most watch Jersey Shore, but none actually know when it’s on (they TiVo it). The whole experience gave me a chance to feel like a college professor again.
Aging advertising agency blowhard standing in front of the room lecturing how social networking works on the worldwide interweb and how you trick Millennials to care about your brand by getting them to talk about you in concentric circles….
“Thanks, guy,” I think to myself, as I sit on my hands to prevent them from tweeting his name.