As the new head of operations in the Hawaii market, Fujimoto is working to spur both residential and commercial sales throughout the islands. He looks for three things when considering new hires: “First, a passion for living and working. Second, curiosity. I look for candidates who are truly curious about everything around them, how things work and the root causes of failure vs. success. And third, is the person conscientious? Are they thoughtful and purposeful in how they approach work and how they treat others?”

What’s the definition of diversity in 2014, and how can the cable industry do better in the area of inclusiveness?

Diversity today is all about inclusive thinking. The trick is to engage individuals from different backgrounds and with varied skill sets and points of view. That leads to the creation and execution of successful plans.

What qualities do you look for when making a new hire?

I look for three qualities. First, a passion for living and working. Second, curiosity. I look for candidates who are truly curious about everything around them, how things work and the root causes of failure vs. success. And third, is the person conscientious? Are they thoughtful and purposeful in how they approach work and how they treat others?

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RLJ, Allen Talk Barriers to Black Media Ownership

A lot has changed since Robert Johnson launched BET in 1980, but the barriers that existed then for Black-owned networks remain much the same.

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