Here’s Part 3 of the CableFAX 100 Best Advice series. Top-ranking members of the CableFAX 100 offer pocket-size, inspirational advice—in 7 words or less. 

Peter Stern, EVP, Chief Strategy Officer, Time Warner Cable

"The key to inspiration is getting started."

Nomi Bergman, President, Bright House Networks

"Be kind."

Ken Lowe, Chairman, President/CEO, Scripps Networks Interactive

"It’s the people."

Gary Marsh, President/Chief Creative Officer, Disney Channels Worldwide

"Dare to be great."

Ben Pyne, President, Global Distribution, Disney Media Networks

"Assume nothing."

David Preschlack, EVP, Affiliate Sales & Marketing, Disney & ESPN Media Networks Group

"Focus on what’s right, not who’s right." 

Derek Chang, EVP, Content Strategy and Development, DirecTV

"Carpe Diem."

Hank Oster, Corporate SVP/GM, Comcast Spotlight

"Collaborate, listen, ask questions and be decisive."

Joan Gillman, President, Time Warner Cable Media Sales; EVP, Time Warner Cable

"Don’t be afraid to swim upstream."

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you haven’t received your copy yet of the CableFAX 100 Magazine, check out the digital version online here. Go to for pics of the Dec. 8 event.

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NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell also discussed this year’s upfronts during his investor conference appearance Monday, saying that his company’s upfront has officially been completed and it may have been the strongest in its history.

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