Best of VatorTV 2007: Lessons from Tony Perkins, Blake Krikorian and Dan'l Lewin

John Shinal · December 28, 2007 · Short URL:

In this post, our last in a week-long series recapping the best of the newsroom in 2007, we share our most popular interviews with veteran entrepreneurs sharing their advice for startup execs.

Outpacing the field was Bambi Francisco's conversation with Always On Network founder Tony Perkins, in which he shared the surprising revelation that News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch was one of his heroes. 

We started this series, which we call Lessons Learned, to give startup entrepreneurs access to the wisdom that only comes from those who have tried, failed and tried again to turn an idea into a successful business.

Hari Menon, founder and CEO of the search ad firm Tumri is one of those serial entrepreneurs, and in this interview, he provided insightful detail on why hiring the right people early on is so critical. 

In an example of the philosophy of giving our viewers insight directly from the mouths of news makers -- rather than just putting our spin on it -- we ran out this interview with Sling Media CEO Blake Krikorian within hours of his firm getting snapped up by Echo Star.

Rounding out the five most popular Lessons Learned interviews were this conversation with Serious Materials CEO Kevin Surace and our sit-down with Microsoft group vice president and Silicon Valley point man Dan'l Lewin

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