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You’ve got to believe in yourself. I’m gonna tell you one of my favorite Irving Azoff stories. So I’m in the bowels of the Hollywood Bowl, talking to John Baruck, Irving’s old fraternity brother from Illinois. And I’m getting history, I love history, for the story alone, never mind what you learn. So Irving goes […]


MONEY We’re impressed when you make it, and continue to make it. The more zeros the better. CONTINUITY Momentary blips are not stars, they’re comets. If you don’t last, especially in today’s overloaded, evanescent world, you’re irrelevant. DO IT YOURSELF Screw the millennial teamwork/group construct. We want to see individuals triumph, it’s the American Way. […]

Ze Frank At Code/Media

Who? I had no idea myself! Greetings from Laguna Niguel, where the easterners would move if they caught today’s sunset and sixty plus degree weather. That’s right, I’m here at the Code/Media Conference at the Ritz Carlton, where Walt Mossberg, Kara Swisher and the rest of the refugees from the “Wall Street Journal” have come […]

The Grammys

Everybody hated them. I did not. But there were no hooks, no moments that drove me to the computer, that made me want to write to you. It turns out everybody’s disappointed that their music wasn’t featured. Or, if it was, it was featured in a bastardized way. They’ve had enough of the “Grammy Moments,” […]