Wednesday, January 25, 2006

In Other Business News

For those who have missed the wholesome goodness of your favorite wonk, I apologize for not attending to my devoted readers over the last few days. I have been going full bore on a business plan for an Internet startup (Yes, they're back!) and haven't been able to focus on much else, including nutrition and personal hygene.
In other business news, Disney bought Pixar for $7.4 billion in a deal that lands Steve Jobs on Disney's board. Reuters reports that Disney CEO Robert Iger is getting high marks for the acquisition which instantly revitilaizes the company that once owned film animation. Mentioned in almost all accounts of the deal is the value Jobs brings to Disney's board.
Jobs, of course, hardly needs further validation as a business visionary. After all, what could be better for a guy's self esteem than appearing on the cover of Fortune magazine next to Cheryl Crow sporting an iPod tucked in her jeans?
No seconds acts in business? Actually Jobs is in his third. His second act was not his return to Apple, but his success with Pixar. By the way, Pixar, not Apple, is the company that put Steve Jobs in the billionaire's club.
Maybe if this startup takes flight, I'll be joining him there.


Blogger jason said...

Good luck with your new venture.

7:38 AM, January 26, 2006  

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