6. Steve Raab

6. Steve Raab
President, SportsNet New York

Years in Cable: 11

Education: BA, Brown; MBA, Harvard

Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Find something you really enjoy doing.

Beyond renewing commitments with SNY’s original partners—the N.Y. Jets, the N.Y. Mets and the Big East Conference—Raab has ramped up the coverage of its newest player, the UConn Huskies, with a second feed dedicated to the Connecticut team and plan to go hyper-local with feeds from other local colleges and universities. Continued areas of growth include digital, original programming and community-driven, charitable enterprises such as the Play Ball! youth baseball program. To his own children, he passes on wise words about achieving success: “My kids are only 6s and 4, so we don’t go any deeper than ‘Try hard, have fun, don’t lie, and don’t hit other kids,” he says. “Wait… that feels like the kid version of some work discussions.”

Steve Raab

My favorite “going out” town:  Chicago ? ?

The one thing I tell my kids about success in life:  My kids are only 6 and 4, so we don’t go any deeper than “Try hard, have fun, don’t lie, and don’t hit other kids.” (Wait…that feels like the kid version of some work discussions).
My best technique for deterring time-wasting office visits from co-workers:  I stand up, keep talking, and walk out of my office? ?
My favorite business and/or motivational book:  “The Goal”? ?

My favorite sports team: The Mets (of course)…though it used to be the Knicks (my parents were season ticket holders from 1973-2009)? ?
My guilty television pleasure is: questionable reality TV programs? ?
When I look at my cable set-top box, I can’t help but think that… I could never have built that.? ?
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What puzzles me most about Millennials is…their attitude toward entitlement to wealth at an early age.

How many companies have you worked for since graduating from college? 5

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