There are over 200 channel choices in the average home. That's an age of choice. That's pretty exciting.
Embrace change. Embrace what that future is. Don't fear it because that's your biggest upside.
I believed that one of the magical things that happens in television is you turn it on and someone comes into your home, into your life, and there's nothing more exciting than making that bond with talent, having that sense of discovery. So fresh is not always tested. Fresh is not guaranteed, but it’s your biggest upside. Cut against the grain.
The key fundamental aspect of being a good business leader is that you want to initiate.
When we developed the Seinfeld show, we took a bet on Jerry Seinfeld, who was not a household name. But Jerry had a voice. He was appearing on Late Night, on The Tonight Show, had some commercials out there, his voice of observational comedy, looking at the world around him, that voice was really starting to come into its own.
Warren W. Littlefield is an American former television executive. A protégé of Brandon Tartikoff, Littlefield developed Cheers, The Cosby Show, and The Golden Girls as senior and executive vice president of NBC Entertainment under Tartikoff. During his time as president of NBC, Littlefield created hit shows for the network throughout the 1990s such as Seinfeld, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Wings, Blossom, Law & Order, Mad About You, Sisters, Frasier, Friends, ER, Homicide: Life on the Street, Caroline in the City, NewsRadio, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Suddenly Susan, Just Shoot Me!, Will & Grace and The West Wing.