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
The toughest competition I’ve ever had to deal with was The Joneses. I had never met them, but I always knew that they had the newer car, bigger house, and even their dog could do more tricks than my dog. No matter what I did, they were always getting ahead of me. During a recession, … Continue reading Living Small is the New Living Large
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)