So Douglas, what the #&@$ do you do?
My work here sits somewhere between maintaining and growing our video distribution business, trying to keep us on par with the rate of change of the industry…as it’s a baby that just learned how to run. I used to manage “all things video”, but thanks to Shawn and Brendan stepping up recently to own video operations and video programming respectively, I’m gravitating away from those areas to get laser focused on growing our film distribution and YouTube businesses this year.
Jargon aside, that means managing video acquisitions, building our action sports business, and working with our product and tech teams to design our video distribution fulfillment platform.
People do not use the term “laser focused” enough!
Is there some trick to wearing all those hats every day…any strategy?
I’d recommend some tasteless oatmeal that’s similar to porridge in The Matrix at the start of every day…it sets a good tone for myself so my day can only get better from there.
Is this the same cinammon oatmeal that Meagan Friedman eats every morning that you can smell even if you are in Jaclyn’s office with the door closed?
If by same you mean opposite, yes. Her day must run downhill from that delicious start.
Do you have a days-end routine like your morning routine? This does not include going to Phebe’s–please keep this professional, Doug!
My day never ends with the feeling that I finished everything…It’s more like a “to be continued” ending where I leave the big problem to solve for the next morning with a brighter mind.
So overall your day always starts off with crappy oatmeal and an unresolved problem left over from the previous day?
Yes, again, it’s all about the upward momentum. Then rinse and repeat.
What are you excited about for the future of the industry?
I’m excited for our industry to get to a point where we really don’t feel like we’re missing anything without a cable subscription. I have a personal vendetta against the Triple Play package. I told them I didn’t want a phone but my Time Warner TV keeps telling me someone’s calling. We’ll get there soon, ironically around the end of 2012.
Favorite movie of all time? Forrest Gump, and then Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas
Favorite viral video (please leave Bieber & Rebecca Black out of this)?
A Trailer For Every Academy Award Winning Movie Ever
Last concert you attended (once again, please leave Bieber out of this)? Soulive @ Brooklyn Bowl
On May 3rd (or whatever day it is), who will dominate at Orchard kickball? I forgot what they’re called but whichever teamwon by over 20 points last game.*
*Doug is on this team.
Thanks, Doug! I always wondered what the #&@$ you did.