Bob Johnson on Building BET

This is a fascinating conversation between Guy Raz and Bob Johnson. I had no idea he was a policy guy who then got into lobbying. His work at the National Cable & Telecommunications Association opened his eyes to the opportunity in cable TV, a nascent idea that hadn’t yet caught up with broadcast television.

The clearest thing that comes across in the interview is Johnson’s confidence – he seems to lack none, but I’m curious what he’s been like at his low points.

No. 18: $14 Trillion Credit Insurance | Banks Going Extinct | Music for the Soul

  1. Why am I to believe that the market will take care of itself when I read about the conflicts present in a committee that drives much of what happens in the $14 trillion dollar credit insurance?

  2. Jalak Jobanputra put together an interesting piece on banks giving way to financial services technology if they do not figure out a way to remain relevant.

  3. NPR Tiny Desk concerts are like those new bite-size Hershey’s Reece’s Cups. Check out this strong performance by Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah.