THE RETURN OF THE MOGULS

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The Return Of The Moguls

Author : Dan Kennedy
ISBN : 9781512601787
Genre : Social Science
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The Return of the Moguls chronicles an important story in the making, one that will affect more than just the newspaper business—it has the power to change democracy as we know it. Over the course of a generation, the story of the daily newspaper has been an unchecked slide from record profitability and readership to plummeting profits, increasing irrelevance, and inevitable obsolescence. The forces killing major dailies, alternative weeklies, and small-town shoppers are well understood—or seem obvious in hindsight, at least—and the catalog of publications that have gone under reads like a whoÕs who of American journalism. During the past half-century, old-style press barons gave way to a cabal of corporate interests unable or unwilling to invest in the future even as technological change was destroying their core business. The Taylor family sold the Boston Globe to the New York Times Company in 1993 for a cool $1.1 billion. Twenty years later, the Times Company resold it for just $70 million. The unexpected twist to the story, however, is not what they sold it for but who they sold it to: John Henry, the principal owner of the Boston Red Sox. A billionaire who made his money in the world of high finance, Henry inspired optimism in Boston because of his track record as a public-spirited business executive—and because his deep pockets seemed to ensure that the shrunken newspaper would not be subjected to further downsizing. In just a few days, the sale of the Globe was overtaken by much bigger news: Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and one of the world’s richest people, had reached a deal to buy the Washington Post for $250 million. Henry’s ascension at the Globe sparked hope. Bezos’s purchase seemed to inspire nothing short of ecstasy, as numerous observers expressed the belief that his lofty status as one of our leading digital visionaries could help him solve the daunting financial problems facing the newspaper business. Though Bezos and Henry are the two most prominent individuals to enter the newspaper business, a third preceded them. Aaron Kushner, a greeting-card executive, acquired California’s Orange County Register in July 2012 and then pursued an audacious agenda, expanding coverage and hiring journalists in an era when nearly all other newspaper owners were trying to avoid cutting both. The newspaper business is at a perilous crossroads. This essential book explains why, and how today’s new crop of media moguls might help it to survive.
Category: Social Science

Everything The Instructors Never Told You About Mogul Skiing

Author : Dan DiPiro
ISBN : 1467836133
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The real mogul skiing instruction youre looking for. Whether you want to ski gentle moguls with comfort and confidence, turn heads on your local mogul run, or compete in mogul contests, this book will give you the specialized techniques you need to reach your goal. In this how-to classic, former competitor Dan DiPiro reveals techniques that have remained largely unknownor misunderstood outside of competitive mogul skiing circles. Most skiers try to ski moguls using only groomed-trail techniques, says DiPiro. But the bumps require a special set of techniques that have little to do with groomed-trail skiing. With an understanding of these special techniques, most fit, expert skiers can become good mogul skiers, and some can become excellent mogul skiers and even mogul competitors. For the aspiring mogul skier, this book is full of invaluable instruction. For the seasoned bumper, its an ideal tune-up guide and a refreshing affirmation. For all skiers interested in broadening their understanding of downhill skiing excellence, its an original, eye opening read.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Moguls Of Real Estate

Author : Manoj Namburu
ISBN : 9789351940746
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Vivid and detailed, Moguls of Real Estate aims to preserve for posterity the business biographies of five of the most successful leaders of the real estate industry in India - KP Singh of DLF, Niranjan Hiranandani of Hiranandani Constructions, Sushil Ansal of Ansal API, Shapoor Pallonji Mistry of Shapoorji Pallonji & Co. Ltd. and Irfan Razack of Prestige Group. The book examines their lives closely and reveals how they overcame obstacles, forged their own management philosophies and revolutionized the business world. It celebrates their larger than life ambition, inspired leadership and hard work. The book traces the growth - including the highs and lows - of the Indian real estate market and is as much for general readers as for those particularly interested in the Indian real estate industry.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Moguls Monsters And Madmen

Author : Barry Avrich
ISBN : 9781770908529
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Barry Avrich — a self-made, Montreal-born film producer/director, flamboyant advertising executive, and legendary biographer and connector of moguls and stars. For over three decades, he has relentlessly produced films on some of the most notorious show-business titans and also found the time to market and promote feature films, concerts, and the biggest shows on Broadway. In his memoir, Moguls, Monsters, and Madmen, Barry takes readers from his early days, shaping his brand as a creative adman with the infamous Garth Drabinsky and witnessing the genius of legendary Rolling Stones promoter Michael Cohl, to his acclaimed documentaries on Harvey Weinstein, Lew Wasserman, Bob Guccione, and many others. Go behind the scenes on his most provocative films — like The Last Mogul, Unauthorized, and Filthy Gorgeous — and follow Barry as he moves from the power rooms of Hollywood to the launches of incredible brands while hanging around with royalty, rogues, clients, and confidants. An extraordinary raconteur, Barry spares no one, least of all himself, as he details his extraordinary relationships and encounters with everyone from Frank Sinatra, Quincy Jones, and Vanity Fair columnist Dominick Dunne to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. Moguls, Monsters and Madmen is a sharp and witty exposŽ of show business and notorious characters.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Movie Moguls Speak

Author : Steven Priggé
ISBN : 0786419296
Genre : Performing Arts
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In the film world today, there is extraordinary attention paid to actors, actresses and directors, yet the producers who gave many of them their first breaks and helped mold their careers have managed to remain outside the limelight. This work covers producers who gave early breaks to actors and actresses like Al Pacino and Demi Moore, directors like Steven Spielberg and Todd Haynes, and writers like Aaron Sorkin. These legends may never have become known if not for their producers' behind-the-scenes insight and ability to recognize talent. Interviewees include David Brown (Jaws, A Few Good Men), Martin Richards (Chicago, The Shining), Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson (Goldeneye, Die Another Day), Dino DeLaurentiis (La Strada, Hannibal), Michael Phillips (Taxi Driver, The Sting), Martin Bregman (Serpico, Scarface), Lauren Shuler Donner (You've Got Mail, X-Men), Robert Chartoff (Rocky, Raging Bull), Mace Neufeld (The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games), Paula Wagner (Vanilla Sky, Mission: Impossible), and many, many more!
Category: Performing Arts

The Men Who Made Hollywood

Author : Michael Freedland
ISBN : 1906217637
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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First or second generation Jewish immigrants who had often worked their way up from poor backgrounds, the Hollywood Moguls were remarkable entrepreneurs, the likes of whom will probably never be seen again. Sam Goldwyn, Jack and Harry Warner, Louis B Mayer, Harry Cohn, and Zukor and Lasky ruled the movie empires in the golden age of Hollywood. These Tinseltown gods liked to be seen at race meetings as proof of their social standing, were loyal to their wives but made good use of the casting couch, they were Jewish but more American than apple pie, and the stories of their rise to the top are as fascinating as they are entertaining.When Harry Cohn, iron dictator of Columbia Pictures, died a rabbi was asked if there was anything good that could be said of him ‘Sure,’ he replied, ’he’s dead’. Louis B. Mayer, of MGM fame, regarded himself as head of a big family – if one of his ‘children’ was out of line, his solution was to punch them in the jaw. Jack Warner had a determination that the studio bearing his name should product quality products. Brother Harry looked upon things differently: ‘I don’t want it good’ he once said, ‘I want it Tuesday’.The Men Who Made Hollywood is a fascinating look at the men who really did make Hollywood and, in doing so, created the first and arguably most important art form of the 20th century. Based on interviews with family members, actors, producers and directors this is a frank and detailed portrayal of the extraordinary lives of these powerbrokers, from their backgrounds and motivations to their love lives and quarrels.Michael Freedland is an author, journalist and broadcaster. He has written over 40 books, many of them telling the stories of the Hollywood greats, from Frank Sinatra to Al Jolson. He is also a BBC broadcaster and writes regularly for national newspapers on both sides of the Atlantic.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Wall Street People

Author : Charles D. Ellis
ISBN : 0471238090
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The first complete Who's Who in the history of Wall Street. Who hasn't heard of the exploits of such legends as Andrew Carnegie, Jay Gould, Alan Greenspan, Warren Buffett, and wondered about the men behind the deeds (or misdeeds)? This two-volume reference set provides detailed profiles of dozens of the most fascinating financial luminaries ever to light up the cavernous purlieus of the world's most famous street. per volume.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Lady Moguls A History Of Women Who Have Owned Major League Baseball Teams

Author : William a. Cook
ISBN : 162006636X
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Women have been part of the tradition and lore of the game of baseball for over the past one hundred and fifty years. The first organized women's team in the United States was started at Vassar College in 1866. Endless stories abound about women's participation in the grand old game in almost every capacity and have been well documented over the years in many published books. However this book is about an exclusive group of women in baseball history, some of them are well known, but most are not. These are women who have experienced the game from the very top as major league team owners and co-owners. The history of women who have owned major league teams is more than a mere curiosity; their collective stories form an anthology of struggle in a male dominated bastion for acceptance and recognition as entrepreneurs and sports-minded individuals who understand the tradition of the game of baseball and it's ingrained connection to American culture. It all began in 1911 when Helene Hathaway Robison Britton inherited the St. Louis Cardinals and the saga continued through the ensuing decades of the twentieth century with various women gaining control of major league teams through subsequent inheritances. Then in 1985 a watershed event occurred for women in major league baseball. Marge Schott gained majority control of the Cincinnati Reds, joining Jean Yawkey of the Boston Red Sox and Joan Kroc of the San Diego Padres thereby bringing the number of women to three who owned major league teams at that time. While most of the woman who have owned major league teams gained control through inheritances, a few such as Joan Payson of the New York Mets and Marge Schott of the Cincinnati Reds, both of whom had strong independent interests in the game, gained majority control of their team with their own finances. A more recent co-owner who bought a considerable share of the Colorado Rockies with her own money is Linda Alvarado. The degree to which the lady moguls have taken an active role in running their ball clubs is varied. Some such as Eleanor Hempstead who inherited the New York Giants chose to turn the reigns of leadership over to her husband. Others such Grace Comiskey of the Chicago White Sox and Florence Dreyfuss of the Pittsburgh Pirates, while not day-to-day hands-on owners were often involved with major decisions affecting their ball clubs. Marge Schott while very controversial was decidedly hands-on. Also included in this work are stories of women team owners of color. Today, Negro League players are enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and statistics of the leagues' most talented players appear in The Baseball Encyclopedia. Therefore to bridge the gap between the period of exclusion in major league baseball of players and owners of color and today's game, I have included in this work, two women who were involved with ownership and administration of Negro Leagues teams; Olivia Taylor of the Indianapolis ABC's and Effa Manley of the Newark Eagles. In fact in 2006, Effa Manley became the first women elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Collectively these remarkable women have added colorful, enriching and sometimes controversial experiences to the history of major league baseball. It is my hope that their legacy will continue to expand and to inspire women to make further inroads into both ownership and management of big league teams. Contents: Helene Hathaway Robison Britton - St. Louis Cardinals Effa Manley - Newark Eagles Grace Reidy Comiskey - Chicago White Sox Joan W. Payson - New York Mets Jean R. Yawkey - Boston Red Sox Marge Schott - Cincinnati Reds Joan B. Kroc - San Diego Padres Other Notable Lady MLB Owners and Co-owners Notes Bibliography
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The Last Mughal

Author : William Dalrymple
ISBN : 9781408806883
Genre : History
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On a dark evening in November 1862, a cheap coffin is buried in eerie silence. There are no lamentations or panegyrics, for the British Commissioner in charge has insisted, 'No vesting will remain to distinguish where the last of the Great Mughals rests.' This Mughal is Bahadur Shah Zafar II, one of the most tolerant and likeable of his remarkable dynasty who found himself leader of a violent and doomed uprising. The Siege of Delhi was the Raj's Stalingrad, the end of both Mughal power and a remarkable culture.
Category: History

The Definitive Guide To Entertainment Marketing

Author : Al Lieberman
ISBN : 9780133092301
Genre : Business & Economics
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Entertainment Marketing NOW: Every Platform, Technology, and Opportunity Covers film, cable, broadcast, music, sports, publishing, social media, gaming, and more Reflects powerful trends ranging from smartphones to globalization Demonstrates breakthrough strategies integrating advertising, promotion, PR, and online content distribution By industry insiders with decades of experience as leaders and consultants Entertainment spending is soaring worldwide, driven by new technologies, new platforms, new business models, and unrelenting demand amongst seven billion consumers. That means entertainment marketing opportunities are soaring, too. But this business is more complex and competitive than ever–and it’s changing at breakneck speed. Now, two leading practitioners show how to transform content into profits today and tomorrow…any content, on any platform, in any market, worldwide. You’ll master innovative new ways to grab consumers’ attention and wallets fast…make your experiences wannasee, haftasee, mustsee…drive more value through social platforms, mobile technologies, and integrated marketing strategies…overcome challenges ranging from bad buzz to piracy…fully leverage licensing, merchandising, and sponsorships…and successfully market all forms of entertainment.
Category: Business & Economics