Leo Laporte Gets It

Ben Silverman doesn’t.  He really thinks he gets it but we know he doesn’t – and I seriously doubt Mob Wives will get him to the Promise Land of creating a next generation media business model.

But LEO LAPORTE (founder and chief guru of twit.tv – or This Week In Technology) GETS IT!

Please watch this 40 minute speech (which I previously posted in October 2009 – but I think deserves a second look) he gave to the Online News Association and you’ll see what I mean.

Accel Partners, Ben Silverman, Bob Iger, Chris Hughes, David Kirkpatrick, Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin, Gerald Levin, Greylock Partners, HBO, Jeff Bewkes, Jeff Zucker, Jill Kennedy, Joanna Shields, Jon Miller, Khan Manka, Li Ka-shing, Manka Bros., Mark Cuban, Mark Zuckerberg, Matt Cohler, MySpace, Nicolas Carlson, OnMedea, Owen Van Natta, Paul Buchheit, Peter Thiel, Rupert Murdoch, Sheryl Sandberg, Sumner Redstone, Toy Story 3Jill Kennedy – OnMedea


4 Replies to “Leo Laporte Gets It”

  1. Great speech. Thanks Jill. I’ll have to research this Leo Laporte and see what his deal is. I didn’t watch the entire speech – I’ll have to do it later. Thanks.

  2. The problem I have with an overall niche strategy – for big companies – is the overhead needed to manage all the niches. If you just have a BIG strategy with content for wide appeal, you don’t need all that specialized headcount.

  3. I don’t know. For a small website with good traffic and a small staff this works. For a big company (let’s say The New York Times), imagine the overhead and expenses. The revenue just isn’t there to sustain it.

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