Thought Provoking Quotes by Charles Ergen on Advertising, Change and Trust

Charles Ergen is an American Billionnaire, Businessman who has founded the media gaint Dish Network. Charles Ergen Born on 1st March 1953, has networth of 15.4 Billion Dollars according to forbes 2017 listings.
Here are some amazing Quotes from Charles Ergen to Motivate you.

Change

When you deal with change, you have a couple choices: you can lead it and make the rules, or you can be a fast follower, or you can be a slow follower.

Poker and Card Games

Blackjack is very scientific. There’s always a right answer and a wrong answer. Do you take a card, increase your bet, bet big or bet small. There’s absolutely a right and wrong answer.

Poker is a game where you don’t have to have the best hand to win. Poker is really reading other people and reading human emotion, which certainly comes into play in business.

Advertising and Marketing

I don’t want to kill ads. I think advertising is great, and I’m very aware that there’s multiple revenue streams in television, subscription and advertising. But I also don’t want to put my head in the sand, and I think the world is changing.

Ultimately, broadcasters and advertisers have to change the way they do business or they run the risk of linear TV becoming obsolete.

The world is changing… I don’t, as a consumer, want advertising that’s not relevant. If we’re going to take a side, let’s take the side of the consumer.

Some people are averse to change, but the advertising model is going to change with or without the Hopper. What we’re saying to the broadcasters is, ‘There’s a way for you not to put your head in the sand.’

If the broadcasters were to win on their claims, they’d outlaw the DVR.

Allowing your kids to watch TV doesn’t have to mean they have no choice but to see commercials for junk food and alcohol.

Belief and Trust

I believe it’s less risky long-term to embrace change.

You either trust someone day one until they prove you wrong, or you say, ‘I don’t trust you until you show me I can trust you.’ I’m the latter.

on his Employees

I care about our employees more than anybody in my company. I care about my kids, too, but that doesn’t mean I give them everything that they want.

There are only two kinds of employees that I’ve run across in 30 years. There are ones that get results, and ones that make excuses. If you’re in that second camp, you’re not going to like Dish.

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