Years in Cable: 13
Education: BA, Harvard University, JD, Yale
Best Advice: Culture eats strategy for breakfast.
Stern fosters a culture that attracts and keeps quality talent in house, all while juggling management of product lines and functional groups. It’s a balancing act that will become a bit trickier if TWC’s people and products join those of a certain giant video distributor out there.
I watch the majority of programming on this device: TV. Always has been. Always will. Everything else is a poor albeit convenient substitute.
The biggest innovation in cable over the last year: Ethernet Anywhere
TV Show I’d most like to have a cameo in: I believe I’m already playing a bit part in the sequel to 30 Rock
Oscars or Grammys?Technical Emmys
The biggest innovation in cable over the last year: Current Season Stack
If someone forced me to cut the cord and only watch 3 over-the-top shows, they would be: I tried for a few weeks this year when I moved and couldn’t initially get Cablevision at my house, and it was awful. My family still hasn’t forgiven me.