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By Michael R. Bloomberg

The notable tale of ways Michael Bloomberg created a media empire

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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 ordinary for what it takes to win within the info Age. brushed aside from Salomon Brothers in 1981, Bloomberg instantly took his funds and acerbic character and began Bloomberg L.P. strengthened through a $30 million funding from Merrill Lynch, the corporate and the guy were sprinting prior to the pack ever when you consider that. in simple terms two decades after founding, he is on the best of his undefined. And on June five, 2001, he further mayoral candidate for brand spanking new York urban to his record of accomplishments and aspirations. If elected, powerhouse Michael Bloomberg will convey his personal model of leadership-and own style-to the town that by no means sleeps.

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At one point, when nobody in our little electronics sweatshop could remember time off, the entire firm marched into a theater to see a movie and unwind together. Finally, the day arrived. Almost. And Monday didn't necessarily mean Monday morning; it could be Monday afternoon. ) Late on that fateful Monday in June of 1983, Duncan and I got into a taxi on Madison Avenue. For reasons we couldn't understand, some newly introduced software problem kept the machine from starting up. We installed the hardware in the office of the head bond trader, a smart, demanding guy named Danny Napoli.

Maybe I shouldn't have criticized the changing of our employment strategy away from promoting in-house producers to managers and toward acquiring outside, transitory, superstar "rainmakers" as department heads. It might have been smarter politically not to have focused computer development toward the newly fashionable minicomputers (which forced me to battle the entire IBM sales management team as well as Dick). Mythology also says I shouldn't have claimed I could run the firm better than the Executive Committee, although I don't remember ever saying that.

But the only systems Merrill had for trade entry used massive, unreliable, and complex terminals that wouldn't fit on regular-size desks, much less in the typical, salesperson/trader's small cubicle. This wasn't what the market needed. (PCs and mainframes have to do everything with everybody. ) We designed our own color-coded, easy-to-use, small keyboard for the limited space our customers had in front of them. Desk space doesn't sound important unless you don't have any. We made mistakes, of course.

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