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Just as Rich Goldfarb, senior VP of sales for National Geographic Channel, offered candid insight into the upfront advertising selling period, Steve plans to pull no punches in discussing the people, practices and pitfalls of the television business.

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Vacation

August 21, 2006 7:49 PM

Just back from vacation.

Haven’t done much of that in my adult life . . .

But it is quite a perspective giver. Somehow things seem much less complicated when you take a few steps back and look at them. And you tend to remember why you do what you do ...

Not being so un-American as to suggest that we should not all be workaholics ... just suggesting that when you spend a week or two away, you see your life and your business differently—and you are better at what you do.

This, by the way, is likely to scare the bejeezus out of everyone in my company ...

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