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Jon Skogmo CEO of Jukin Media

Jon tell us how he built a media company that has paid out $10 million to content creators over the past 3 years for videos like Pizza Rat and Chewbacca Mom. We discuss why the future of storytelling is user generated content and how technology mixes with methodology to find the best videos online.

Duration: 00:21:08

From Media to Venture Capital and Back Again (Dennis Miller)

Dennis has had a huge career. Starting off in the entertainment business with Ted Turner tapping him to run Turner, being one of the first guys at Lionsgate and then running TV at Sony. Having a fascination for how tech impacted the content business, Dennis transitioned to an investing role in the venture capital world. Dennis tells us what it’s like to be at an influential venture firm from the very beginning and how his career has helped him see where to put his time and money on the...

Duration: 00:33:37

Why I left Private Equity to Bet on Myself - Alex Angelov

Alex Angelov, my friend from investment banking who went on to work at Canada’s largest private equity fund discusses going to school at the “Wharton of Canada”, What investment banking recruiting out of undergrad is like and how just a few months into the job, private equity funds make you $400K offers. We talk about what private equity investors looks for and the traditional path to business school. Alex tells us why he left the world of finance to pursue his passion to run a business...

Duration: 00:33:33

MBA is a business doctor (Eric Wilker, Senior Vice President Warner Bros.)

Eric Wilker, my boss from my internship and USC Marshall grad, sits-down to discuss his transition from a creative background to a business role, the changing economics of the studio business and the evolving entertainment landscape, advice for future MBA’s and how to navigate working for a large corporation.

Duration: 00:33:23

Getting Disrupted with Brian Farrell - Former CEO of THQ

Brian Farrell, the former CEO of video game publisher THQ sits down with me to discuss the future of the games business, lessons learned from his nearly 20-year career as CEO and the value an MBA has in the industry.

Duration: 00:23:53

2017 Executive MBA Grad and CFO (Jordan Toplitzky, CFO Studio 71)

Jordan Toplitzky, the CFO of the multi-channel network Studio 71 and recent MBA grad from Michigan’s executive program talks with us about the future of content distribution, what a CFO does, balancing work and life while getting an MBA, his background at a hedge-fund, the worst job he’s had, differences between executive and full-time MBA’s and what what’s it’s like being part of a capital raising process.

Duration: 00:27:22