10 Rules for Winning the Time Management Game

Part of being CEO and Founder of a company is learning to navigate the different tasks, people and opportunities that are constantly competing for your time. That’s the nature of the beast. The discipline lies in being strategic about your schedule to maximize your time and productivity.

November 23rd, 2015 | Read More

Activity ≠ Results

Does an activity (be it a meeting, project, or decision…) bring you closer to achieving your goals or farther away? Asking this simple question before beginning a task has not only made me more productive, but it has helped me more effectively lead. I refer to this results-oriented approach with my team as: activity ≠ results.

October 26th, 2015 | Read More

Wearing Multiple Hats: What Would Darwin Do?

People often ask me to define my management style. It’s interesting because I would say I wear many hats, but the word that comes to mind is “adaptive.”

October 5th, 2015 | Read More

The 7 Attitudes of Innovators

I’ve been reflecting on what it was like each time I started a new venture. We were brimming with excitement, passion and energy. We knew what we were creating was going to disrupt the media industry and make it better, faster, smarter. But maintaining that high has been difficult. Eight years after starting Rubicon Project, […]

June 25th, 2015 | Read More

The IPO Hangover – Put Some Hair on the Dog

For over a year, I was focused on Rubicon Project’s IPO. A lot of people have asked me, “What is it like going through the IPO process? What’s it like being the CEO of a public company? What is the company like after the IPO?”

October 29th, 2014 | Read More

Automated Advertising Next Generation of CRM?

Is Automated Advertising the next-generation Customer Relationship Management (CRM)? I often describe the similarities between what the automated advertising industry is doing and how CRM developed. Let’s start with the first form of CRM.

October 3rd, 2013 | Read More

Advertising Automation Goes Well Beyond RTB

8-AutomationI spent a few days in New York last week with members of the press and industry influencers and realized that RTB is getting a lot of attention. But RTB isn’t the only thing that matters when it comes to advertising automation.

August 22nd, 2013 | Read More

Hyper-Speed, Hyper-Scale Advertising Automation Requires Hyper-Fast Hardware

Advertising is following similar trends that we’ve seen in the financial industry, where trades are now executed in nanoseconds. Years ago, we could process ad transactions in 1-2 seconds. Last year, it was 300 milliseconds. Now, it’s 30 milliseconds. Next year, it may be 3 milliseconds.

August 22nd, 2013 | Read More