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If Rupert Murdoch and Sumner Redstone are so smart, why are their stocks long-term losers? We live in the age of big Media, with the celebrity moguls telling us that "content is king." But for all the excitement, glamour, drama, and publicity they produce, why can't these moguls and their companies manage to deliver better returns than you'd get from closing your eyes and If Rupert Murdoch and Sumner Redstone are so smart, why are their stocks long-term losers? We live in the age of big Media, with the celebrity moguls telling us that "content is king." But for all the excitement, glamour, drama, and publicity they produce, why can't these moguls and their companies manage to deliver better returns than you'd get from closing your eyes and throwing a dart? "The Curse of the Mogul" lays bare the inexcusable financial performance beneath big Media's false veneer of power. By rigorously examining individual media businesses, the authors reveal the difference between judging a company by how many times its CEO is seen in SunValley and by whether it generates consistently superior profits. The book is packed with enough sharp-edged data to bring the most high-flying, hot-air filled mogul balloon crashing down to earth.


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If Rupert Murdoch and Sumner Redstone are so smart, why are their stocks long-term losers? We live in the age of big Media, with the celebrity moguls telling us that "content is king." But for all the excitement, glamour, drama, and publicity they produce, why can't these moguls and their companies manage to deliver better returns than you'd get from closing your eyes and If Rupert Murdoch and Sumner Redstone are so smart, why are their stocks long-term losers? We live in the age of big Media, with the celebrity moguls telling us that "content is king." But for all the excitement, glamour, drama, and publicity they produce, why can't these moguls and their companies manage to deliver better returns than you'd get from closing your eyes and throwing a dart? "The Curse of the Mogul" lays bare the inexcusable financial performance beneath big Media's false veneer of power. By rigorously examining individual media businesses, the authors reveal the difference between judging a company by how many times its CEO is seen in SunValley and by whether it generates consistently superior profits. The book is packed with enough sharp-edged data to bring the most high-flying, hot-air filled mogul balloon crashing down to earth.

53 review for The Curse of the Mogul: What's Wrong with the World's Leading Media Companies

  1. 5 out of 5

    George Xanthopoulos

    1. Dare to dream, 2. Keep it local, keep it focused, 3. Efficiency is cool, 4. Don't be such a big shot, 5. Watch your back, 6. There is much to be said for dying with dignity. Dow Jones-CBS Marketwatch, Microsoft-Yahoo!, Eisner (1984-1989), Murdoch, Bloomberg, EA (2001-2005), Nintendo (cartridges), Google, many more .. 1. Dare to dream, 2. Keep it local, keep it focused, 3. Efficiency is cool, 4. Don't be such a big shot, 5. Watch your back, 6. There is much to be said for dying with dignity. Dow Jones-CBS Marketwatch, Microsoft-Yahoo!, Eisner (1984-1989), Murdoch, Bloomberg, EA (2001-2005), Nintendo (cartridges), Google, many more ..

  2. 4 out of 5

    Evan DeSimone

    Great for a broad view of the media ecosystem but less effective at predicting the future. This is the cost of reading a work like this ten years after publication, there are some great data points here that I had forgotten but it's much stronger looking backward than at trying to extrapolate industry trends. Great for a broad view of the media ecosystem but less effective at predicting the future. This is the cost of reading a work like this ten years after publication, there are some great data points here that I had forgotten but it's much stronger looking backward than at trying to extrapolate industry trends.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Dao Le

    Useful summary of all the important concepts one might learn in business school applying to the media industry : competitive advantages - reinforce and cooperate if you have one, focus on operating efficiency if you don’t; content (or talent) is not king; local and specialized trumps unprofitable global growth; and (most) M&As are stupid.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jay Li

    A must read for media analysts. Great insight on competitive advantage and capital allocation decisions of media companies. Also good background information to understand the current streaming war.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Henry Innis

    Tough read, but highly insightful.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Amir

    "The Curse of the Mogul" is a fascinating research work on the media industry. Mr. Knee and Mr. Greenwald were able to dissect the media industry and discuss important topics such as the difference between perceived competitive advantages vs. real competitive advantages, areas in which you can find better investments in the media landscape as well as the internet impact on eroding once dominant organizations advantages. The authors fascinating facts finding efforts, significant depth of evaluati "The Curse of the Mogul" is a fascinating research work on the media industry. Mr. Knee and Mr. Greenwald were able to dissect the media industry and discuss important topics such as the difference between perceived competitive advantages vs. real competitive advantages, areas in which you can find better investments in the media landscape as well as the internet impact on eroding once dominant organizations advantages. The authors fascinating facts finding efforts, significant depth of evaluating competitive advantages and the landscape of many media companies as well as numerous examples of the impact of changes, will enable the reader to have a framework to use to overcome the “pixie dust” spread by the moguls and discover the true value of a media company as a long term investment. Highly recommended for all who wish to learn and invest in the media industry. Amir Avitzur

  7. 5 out of 5

    Alan Wang

    Very insightful. Important point on ROI and evaluating shareholder value - best buoyed by competitive advantages such as scale and specialization. Investments must not be made just for sake of growth or because the targeted acquisition is glamorous. Does it bolster competitive advantage? All competition is to strive for a degree of monopoly.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Aidan Connolly

    Entertaining takedown of mogul egomania but more significantly an excellent, thorough dissection of the essence of competitive advantage and its evolution in the media industry. Highly recommended for those interested readers.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Ethan

    A thorough look at the lack of competitive advantages in the media industry and the foolish CEOs who continue to chase dreams that never materialize. Depressing, the worthlessness of content, but important to know.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Ian

    Knee/Greenwald/Seave present a succinct and practical lens through which to view business strategy generally, and media strategy specifically. It's excellent. Knee/Greenwald/Seave present a succinct and practical lens through which to view business strategy generally, and media strategy specifically. It's excellent.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Harold

    Slightly misnamed, very dry econ text of the media industry, but with interesting incites.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Lori Grant

    A should-read company profile for knowledge workers, managers, directors, C-levels, and entrepreneurs.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Theodore Kinni

    This clear-eyed, no-holds-barred analysis of the media industry debunks the conventional wisdom. It's a terrific book -- coming in Oct. This clear-eyed, no-holds-barred analysis of the media industry debunks the conventional wisdom. It's a terrific book -- coming in Oct.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Jay

    Fantastic strategic study of the media industry and the growth strategies commonly employed

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