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Bloomberg by Bloomberg by Michael R. Bloomberg

By Michael R. Bloomberg

The extraordinary tale of the way Michael Bloomberg created a media empire

"Lots of marketers become profitable. plenty of marketers who make cash write books. Few of these books make you completely satisfied they did. This one does."
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"A vintage story of a nimble, customer-focused, entrepreneurial David outsmarting bureaucratic, ossified, company Goliaths."
—Business Week

"Entertaining, enticing, and informative, Bloomberg through Bloomberg is jam-packed with nice recommendation approximately easy methods to commence a lean, hungry company-and find out how to retain it that way."
—Bryan Burrough, coauthor, Barbarians on the Gate

Brash, competitive, and supremely self-confident, Michael Bloomberg, the visionary chief of the world's fastest-growing media empire, has been hailed because the new normal for what it takes to win within the details Age. pushed aside from Salomon Brothers in 1981, Bloomberg instantly took his funds and acerbic character and began Bloomberg L.P. reinforced by means of a $30 million funding from Merrill Lynch, the corporate and the fellow were sprinting prior to the pack ever because. in simple terms 20 years after founding, he is on the best of his undefined. And on June five, 2001, he extra mayoral candidate for brand spanking new York urban to his record of accomplishments and aspirations. If elected, powerhouse Michael Bloomberg will carry his personal model of leadership-and own style-to town that by no means sleeps.

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They want five-year projections in a world that makes six-month forward planning difficult, even for stable and mature businesses, and they insist on "revenue budgeting" when no one knows what the new product will look like or who'll buy how much. Often, they kill off what's different, special, and full of potential. A while ago, one venture capitalist who's on the boards of two successful companies came to see us. He sure was right on that account. I once saw the classic cart-before-the-horse planning error during a presentation by a would-be competitor.

We were adjusting to major earthquakes when some new software bug forced us to start over. But every day we got closer to building the machine we promised. We needed some data; Duncan MacMillan collected it, scrubbed it, and typed it in. We needed calculations; Tom Secunda sat at a workstation and did the programming. We needed customers; I went out and sold. But we did it, and it worked. A key labeled "Tab" on a regular PC doesn't mean anything to average folks. Other buttons labeled "Ctrl" (Control) or "Alt" (Alternate) aren't salespeople's or traders' terms.

His eyes still light up when he talks about information gathering. That's the kind of person we want in our company, somebody who loves what he does. The clerical part became minor. Thus, we got much smarter people to "scrub," categorize, and store each piece of data where it truly belongs-not just where it's convenient to put it. They're not automatons on an information assembly line. They're traditional analysts who can provide a detailed contextual understanding of a market or industry based on current and historical information assembled from a multitude of sources.

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