The life of Michael Ovitz as told through the book Who Is Michael Ovitz?
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Topics discussed in this podcast:
Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first give a gift (0:01), Michael's first jobs + finding his first love (7:02), the foul-mouthed magnates (19:49), starting at the bottom / being hungry for knowledge (24:50), I don't want to be standard in any way (32:30), the revolt begins and the founding of CAA (36:05), know the history of the industry you are in (46:30), a warning for all entrepreneurs (53:44), what influenced CAA's culture (59:27), becoming the thing you hate (1:02:10), a typical day's schedule (1:07:00), problems with co-founders (1:11:30), the fastest animal on the field (1:15:13), I was tired / The end of Michael Ovitz's time at CAA (1:19:15), Ron is gone (1:25:07), a new beginning / meeting Marc Andreessen (1:32:00), reconciliation (1:38:00)