Thanks for all the Cheezburger fans for coming out for our new ICHC book party! (Photo by one of the Cheezburger Product Managers, Randy Stewart) Continue reading Camera Phones Killed the Polaroid
It’s about 7pm on September 10, 2010. I’m sitting on a hard steel chair at another mega-airport looking for ways to kill some time and charge the laptop. Last night, I spent my 50th night in a hotel room this year. Two hours ago, in a series of coordinated hand foot movements I took the … Continue reading Top 5 Travel Lessons Learned Spending 50 Nights in Hotels
This was an email I sent to one of our sites, The Daily What: Hi TDWers, I’m Ben Huh, and I run the Cheezburger Network (which includes The Daily What, if you were too Prop 19’d to notice). I have made this offer privately to a few people associated with Reddit, and I’ll say it … Continue reading Condé Nast, I’m publicly offering to buy Reddit.
Here’s a list of thoughts that haunt me. From talking to dozens of founders and CEOs, I know that this isn’t uncommon. Some of these thoughts are totally irrational. Some of them, totally sound. Most of them add very little value to my work. Being blind-sided by a competitive threat, whether it’s an actual competitor, … Continue reading The Paranoid Mind of A CEO
As soon as I took on the job of CEO for the world’s weirdest cat site in 2007, the focus hasn’t been about growth — in fact, I’d go as far as saying focusing on growth can have the opposite effect of what’s desired. The focus of my job has been on reinvention. Let’s take … Continue reading I change jobs every 3 months
The ability to distance yourself from a particular situation and think logically is a virtue. Often, as CEO, I run into situations where I feel compelled to “fix” or “correct” a situation. It’s my job to do so within the company. We see the situation as an opportunity for learning and growth and we’ve learned … Continue reading Learning to Hold Your Tongue
UPDATE: We settled without going to court. Both we and Cristian are happy. Here’s to creative deal-making and calm nerves. OP: Last month, I filed a lawsuit for the very first time in my life against someone who was trying to mislead our community and profit from it. It wasn’t an easy decision, but it … Continue reading Suing Failbook.com (Documenting my very first lawsuit)